Epithelial-myoepithelial carcinoma of the nasal cavity

H. M. Lee, A. R. Kim, S. H. Lee

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A 22-year-old male presented with a 1-year history of nasal obstruction due to a polypoid mass in the right nasal cavity. Histopathologic examination revealed the tumor to consist of a mixture of a trabecular structure with a double-layered arrangement of inner dark cells and outer clear cells. Immunohistochemical examination showed the clear cells to be positive for α-smooth muscle actin and S-100 protein. Ultrastructural examination confirmed the myoepithelial cell origin. The tumor was excised and no recurrence or metastasis was found 40 months after surgery. We describe here a rare case of epithelial-myoepithelial carcinoma arising from the nasal cavity, one of the most unusual locations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)376-378
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2000


  • Epithelial-myoepithelial carcinoma
  • Nasal cavity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology


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