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Case Reports in Otolaryngology
Volume 2013, Article ID 642806, 4 pages
Case Report

Myoepithelioma of the Soft Palate: A Case Report

Department of Radiodiagnosis, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi 110029, India

Received 14 July 2013; Accepted 13 September 2013

Academic Editors: L. D’Ascanio and A. Harimaya

Copyright © 2013 Ajay Kumar Yadav et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Myoepitheliomas are rare benign tumors of myoepithelial cell origin, most commonly seen in parotid gland. These tumors are also reported in oral cavity, soft palate being the most common site of involvement. Imaging findings are nonspecific, and histopathology is necessary to differentiate from other tumors. Our case showed mildly enhancing well-circumscribed mass in soft palate with histological findings consistent with myoepithelioma. The aim of this case report is to increase the awareness about this rare benign tumor regarding its morphological, histopathological, and radiological features along with its possible differential diagnosis.