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my·o·ep·i·the·li·al

(mī'ō-ep-i-thē'lē-ăl),
Relating to myoepithelium.

my·o·ep·i·the·li·al

(mī'ō-ep-i-thē'lē-ăl)
Relating to myoepithelium.

myoepithelium

(mī″ō-ĕp″ĭ-thē′lē-ŭm) [″ + ″ + thele, nipple]
Modified smooth muscle cells found in some glands.
myoepithelial (mī″ō-ĕp″ĭ-thē′lē-ăl), adjective
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In conclusion, myoepithelial breast cancer represents a rare group of cancers whose prognosis is not clear.
Canine mammary tumors: a review and consensus of standard guidelines on epithelial and myoepithelial phenotype markers, HER2, and hormone receptor assessment using immunohistochemistry.
Histologically, it is a basaloid tumor, consisting of ductal epithelial and myoepithelial cells in different configurations, namely, tubular, cribriform, and solid patterns, each of them usually forming a part of a composite tumor.
The changes observed in [alpha]-SMA, with a lower expression in parotid glands after one episodic ethanol binge or after 1 and 4 weeks of binge drinking in submandibular glands, are directly related to myoepithelial cells.
Classically it is biphasic and is characterized by a mixture of polygonal epithelial and spindle-shaped myoepithelial elements in a variable background stroma that may be mucoid, myxoid, cartilaginous or hyaline.
Smears were examined for adequacy, morphologic characteristics of ductal epithelial cells (architecture and cytology), presence of myoepithelial cells, background stromal material and inflammatory cells.
At 15 [micro]M/kg, the basement membrane and myoepithelial cells appeared normal.
Occasionally, groups of myoepithelial cells and spicules occur, which are embedded in septal connective tissue (Fig.
14Histologically CS consists of mixed epithelial and mesenchymal elements with epithelial cells arranged in cords and forming tubules with a myoepithelial layer set in a myxoid or chondroid stroma.
The expression of P-cadherin is restricted only to basal or lower layers of epithelia, including prostate and skin and also to breast myoepithelial cells (MECs).
The cells with bilineage potential (stem cells and bilineage progenitors), as well as myoepithelial-restricted progenitors, share many phenotypic markers with basally located myoepithelial cells (e.