Epithelial myoepithelial carcinoma of the parotid gland: A rare tumor with oncocytic changes

This study presents the clinical, radiological, and pathological characteristics of a 59-year-old female patient with low-grade, oncocytic variant of EMC located in the left parotid gland.
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - Category: Rural Health Authors: Source Type: research

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Source: Cancers - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
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Source: Oncology Letters - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncol Lett Source Type: research
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