Myoepithelial Carcinoma of Sinonasal Cavity: Peculiar Diagnosis, Conventional Treatment

Diksha Dinker, Keshava Rajan, Swati Sharma, Naveena An Kumar

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Myoepithelial carcinoma is a morphologically diverse tumor which either arises de novo or from the malignant transformation of its benign counterpart i.e. myoepithelioma. These are relatively lesser known entities and are rarely found in head and neck region. Although rare, their first presentation is usually a painless growing mass as seen in our case presentation as well and are infamous for lymph node recurrence and distant metastasis. Due to their clinical presentation and varied morphology these become tedious to diagnose and pose difficulty for a surgeon when presented at a later date due to their effect on the adjacent vital structures. We report a case of myoepithelial carcinoma in head and neck region arising from the nasal cavity, it’s mass effect on the adjacent vital organs and the diagnosis and treatment plan to render the patient free of this tumor, preservation of the vision and keeping the recurrence of the tumor at bay.

Original languageEnglish
JournalIndian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2023

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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