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Myoepithelial Carcinoma of the Lung: A Review

Rosen, Lauren E. MD*; Singh, Rohit I. MD*; Vercillo, Michael MD; Gattuso, Paolo MD*

Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology: July 2015 - Volume 23 - Issue 6 - p 397–401
doi: 10.1097/PAI.0000000000000113
Review Article

Primary myoepithelial carcinoma of the lung is a rare neoplasm with only 8 cases reported in the English literature to date. Myoepithelial carcinomas of the lung are thought to arise from submucosal bronchial glands and have morphologic features similar to their salivary gland counterparts. The pathologic features and immunohistochemical profile of this tumor have not yet been summarized in the literature. Our objective is to review the clinicopathologic features and immunohistochemistry of these tumors.

Departments of *Pathology

Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL

The authors declare no conflict of interest.

Reprints: Lauren E. Rosen, MD, Department of Pathology, Rush University Medical Center, 1750 W Congress Parkway, Suite 532, Chicago, IL 60612 (e-mail:

Received March 24, 2014

Accepted May 5, 2014

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