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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 23-25

Myoepithelial carcinoma in infratemporal fossa

Department of Radiotherapy, Medical College Hospital, Kolkata-700073, India

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Sayan Kundu
Department of Radiotherapy, Medical College Hospital, Kolkata-700073
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DOI: 10.4103/0971-5851.51419

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A 20 year old female presented with swelling of right cheek and complete loss of vision in her right eye for 6 months. Lower motor neuron (LMN) palsy of facial (VII) nerve was evident. CECT scan suggested an illdefined non-enhancing mass lesion in right infratemporal fossa. The mass was excised. Histopathology confirmed diagnosis of myoepithelial carcinoma. Following surgery, patient received adjuvant chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Myoepithelial carcinoma of soft tissue is rare, and has been recognised recently. The case is being reported on account of its rarity.

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