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myoepithelial cells

[‚mī·ō‚ep·ə′thē·lē·əl ‚sel]
(histology)
Contractile epithelial cells resembling smooth muscle cells that are present in glands, notably the mammary gland, and aid in secretion.
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In contrast, deep dedifferentiation in the mesothelium results in drastic simplification of the epithelial organization and the complete loss of phenotypic characteristics in the peritoneal and myoepithelial cells.
Immunostaining patterns of myoepithelial cells in breast lesions: a comparison of CD10 and smooth muscle myosin heavy chain.
Myoepithelial cells' role in the development of complex and mixed tumors in canine mammary gland
CTBE cells produced highly malignant, invasive, anaplastic carcinoma with myoepithelial components containing epithelial, mesenchymal, and undifferentiated cells (Figure 2B).
A, Minimally invasive myoepithelial carcinoma ex pleomorphic adenoma of parotid demonstrates focal (<2 mm) extension (arrow) beyond the pleomorphic adenoma capsule.
The cytopathologic differential diagnosis of MASC includes many low-grade epithelial neoplasms including pleomorphic adenoma, low-grade mucoepidermoid carcinoma, acinic cell carcinoma, myoepithelial carcinoma, low-grade cribriform cystadenocarcinoma, oncocytic carcinoma, and salivary duct carcinoma (2-9).
An eosinophillic cytoplasm is also present in myoepithelial carcinoma, but it shows positivity for panCK, SMA, and p63 apart from vimentin, S-100, and EMA.
Most of the acini were two cell layered with inner prismatic cells and outer cuboidal myoepithelial precursor cells during the development of the gland.
Another type named fibroadenomatoid hyperplasia has been reported in women as a rare benign lesion characterized by prominent hyperplasia of the epithelial cells and multifocal lobulocentric proliferation of the fibrous stroma, including the myoepithelial components
The epithelial cells were layered by myoepithelial cells at places which appeared as spindle, stellate and epithelioid cells.
Myoepithelial carcinoma of the breast remains a very rarely reported phenomenon, with only 30 cases reported in literature, that too only in females.
FNAC of the level IIA mass showed clusters of benign epithelial cells, myxoid substance, and myoepithelial cells, suggesting the diagnosis of pleomorphic adenoma.