Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

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Case report
Table of Contents - Year : 2016 | Month : September | Volume : 10 | Issue : 9 | Page : ED10 - ED12

Cytomorphologic Attributes of Epithelial Myoepithelial Carcinoma of Nasal Cavity - A Rare Tumor with Unusual Clinical Presentation ED10-ED12

Krishnappa Amita, Shivshankar Vijayshankar, MG Abhishek, Amita Kumari

Correspondence
Dr. Krishnappa Amita,
Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, Adichunchanagiri Institute of Medical Sciences,
B.G. Nagara, Mandya-571448, Karnataka, India.
E-mail: dramitay@rediffmail.com

Epithelial-Myoepithelial Carcinoma (EMC) is a rare low grade epithelial malignancy of major Salivary Glands (SG). Though the histomorphology of this tumor is distinct, unusual location and clinical presentation may pose diagnostic difficulties especially when this lesion is first encountered at cytology. We report a case of 60-year-old female presenting with nasal obstruction of three months duration. At FNAC the diagnosis of EMC was suggested and it was confirmed on histopathology. We present this case highlighting the cytomorphologic attributes of this rare tumor occurring at an extremely uncommon location Nasal cavity.