Ana Rivera García-Granados, General Surgery Service, Centro Médico ABC, Mexico City, Mexico
Daniel Kajomovitz-Bialostozky, Oncologic Surgery Service. Centro Médico ABC, Mexico City, Mexico
Marco A. Urbina-Velázquez, General Surgery Service, Centro Médico ABC, Mexico City, Mexico


Myoepithelial carcinoma represents only 0.1-0.45% of salivary gland tumors, the palate being the most common location. We present a case of myoepithelial carcinoma of the minor salivary glands in the maxilla; this entity is so rare that only six cases have been reported in the literature – a 64-year-old female with progressive pain and swelling of the maxilla. A biopsy was made, and myoepithelial carcinoma was diagnosed. A left infrastructural maxillectomy was performed, and the tumor was resected entirely. The patient received adjuvant radiotherapy with 60 Gy. 1-year surveillance revealed no local or systemic recurrence.



Keywords: Myoepithelioma. Myoepithelial carcinoma. Salivary gland. Maxillary sinus.