Subcutaneous myoepithelioma of soft tissue

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We present a case of a 75-year-old female with a subcutaneous back mass diagnosed as myoepithelioma of soft tissue. The diagnosis of this tumor may be challenging and familiarity with its broad morphological spectrum is important to distinguish it from a number of histologically similar soft tissue proliferations, in particular those displaying a prominent myxoid stroma. The correct diagnosis can be facilitated by the use of a panel of confirmatory immunohistochemical markers, including cytokeratins, neural, and muscular antigens, revealing the myoepithelial nature of the tumor cells.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)319-321
Number of pages3
JournalPolish Journal of Pathology
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Mixed tumor
  • Myoepithelioma
  • Soft tissue

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine


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