Endotracheal myoepithelioma Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Actins
  • Bronchi
  • Lung Neoplasms
  • Myoepithelioma

abstract

  • Myoepitheliomas have been described most commonly in salivary glands and have been reported elsewhere but are rare in the lung, with only six previously reported cases. To our knowledge, this represents the first endotracheal myoepithelioma. These tumors have characteristic features that distinguish them from other tumors, and the diagnosis is a pathologic one, based on the morphology and supported by immunohistochemistry. Myoepitheliomas should be considered in the diagnosis of any pulmonary nodule.

publication date

  • July 2011

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1378/chest.10-2976

PubMed ID

  • 21729896

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 242

end page

  • 4

volume

  • 140

number

  • 1