Myoepithelial carcinoma of the lung: a review

Appl Immunohistochem Mol Morphol. 2015 Jul;23(6):397-401. doi: 10.1097/PAI.0000000000000113.

Abstract

Primary myoepithelial carcinoma of the lung is a rare neoplasm with only 8 cases reported in the English literature to date. Myoepithelial carcinomas of the lung are thought to arise from submucosal bronchial glands and have morphologic features similar to their salivary gland counterparts. The pathologic features and immunohistochemical profile of this tumor have not yet been summarized in the literature. Our objective is to review the clinicopathologic features and immunohistochemistry of these tumors.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Asian People
  • Biomarkers, Tumor / genetics*
  • Epithelial Cells / metabolism
  • Epithelial Cells / pathology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Lung Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Lung Neoplasms / ethnology
  • Lung Neoplasms / genetics*
  • Lung Neoplasms / pathology
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Myoepithelioma / diagnosis*
  • Myoepithelioma / ethnology
  • Myoepithelioma / genetics*
  • Myoepithelioma / pathology
  • Neoplasm Proteins / genetics*
  • Rare Diseases
  • Salivary Glands / metabolism
  • Salivary Glands / pathology
  • White People

Substances

  • Biomarkers, Tumor
  • Neoplasm Proteins