Myoepithelioma of the Soft Palate

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Abstract

Myoepitheliomas are extremely rare salivary gland tumors. Myoepithelioma of salivary glands comprised only 1% of all salivary tumors, most commonly occurring in the parotid gland followed by the minor salivary glands in the oral cavity. Involvement of the soft palate is a rare occurrence. This tumor is usually benign, and its treatment is total lesion excision. Here, the author reports a case of myoepithelioma of the soft palate in a 42-year-old Turkish man. The mass was removed by local excision under general anesthesia. There was no recurrence during the follow-up period of 10 months.

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