Recurrent myoepithelioma treated by palatal and piriform apertural approaches

Takayuki Okumoto, Hayato Nagashima, Yoshikazu Inoue, Makiko Yamauchi, Kazuo Kishi

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Myoepithelioma is a rare, benign salivary neoplasm, most frequently located in the salivary gland; extrasalivary cases most commonly occur in the palate. This tumor is prone to recurrence. We present a case of recurrent myoepithelioma in the nasal cavity with a palatal fistula treated both by a palatal approach and a piriform apertural approach. The combination of these approaches widens the surgical space, allowing removal of the mass. It is important not only to excise the mass but also to allow for reconstruction.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere508
JournalPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Global Open
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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