Myoepithelioma, Salivary Glands, Mouse

  • Gary T. Burger
  • Charles H. Frith
  • James W. Townsend
Part of the Monographs on Pathology of Laboratory Animals book series (LABORATORY, volume 3)


Myoepitheliomas usually occur in the major salivary glands and appear in the subcutis of the ventral neck. They are seen as reddish-yellow masses, which may be solid or a mixture of solid and cystic. The cystic structures are filled with mucoid material and necrotic debris. The parotid and submaxillary are most commonly involved, whereas sublingual involvement is rare. We are not aware of any reports of myoepitheliomas in the minor salivary glands (Dawe 1979).


Salivary Gland Myoepithelial Cell Pleomorphic Adenoma Salivary Gland Tumor Minor Salivary Gland 
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  • Gary T. Burger
  • Charles H. Frith
  • James W. Townsend

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