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Free Content Epstein-Barr Virus-Associated Smooth Muscle Tumor of the Masticator Space

Epstein-Barr virus-associated smooth muscle tumor is a rare clinical entity that can present anywhere in the body. It can have a similar appearance to other aggressive neoplasms, such as squamous cell carcinoma, lymphoma, and Kaposi sarcoma. Although rare, this entity should be considered in the differential diagnosis of head and neck lesions in a patient who is immunocompromised.

Keywords: AIDS = acquired immunodeficiency syndrome; EBV = Epstein-Barr virus; SMT = smooth muscle tumor

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: August 1, 2019

This article was made available online on July 10, 2019 as a Fast Track article with title: "Epstein-Barr Virus-Associated Smooth Muscle Tumor of the Masticator Space".

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