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Primary parasagittal myoepithelioma in a paediatric patient: review of the literature and illustrative case
  1. Manilyn Ann Hong,
  2. Karlo Pedro and
  3. Gerardo Legaspi
  1. Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Neurosciences, University of the Philippines Manila-Philippine General Hospital, Manila, Philippines
  1. Correspondence to Dr Manilyn Ann Hong; manilyn_hong{at}


Myoepithelial tumours are a rare form of salivary gland neoplasm, and their occurrence in the central nervous system is exceedingly rare. The authors report the case of an 18-year-old Filipino man presenting with headache and weakness, and on imaging showing an extensive parasagittal tumour at the left posterior parietal area with extracalvarial extension. There was no systemic disease. The patient underwent surgery to excise the tumour, with histopathology showing findings consistent with myoepithelioma. There was no further treatment, given the benign histology of the lesion, but there was recurrence after 8 months. Repeat surgery was done for the patient and he is for adjuvant radiotherapy. This appears to be the 10th reported case of a central nervous myoepithelioma, and the first case in the Philippines of a primary parasagittal myoepithelioma in a paediatric patient. Further information is needed to provide diagnostic and therapeutic recommendations.

  • neurosurgery
  • neurooncology

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  • Contributors MAH and KP designed the study and performed the data collection. MAH, KP and GL analysed the data, drafted and revised the manuscript and approved the final version for submission.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

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