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CASE REPORT
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 120-123

A case report of unusual presentation of mucoepidermoid carcinoma with review of literature


1 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Vishnu Dental College, Bhimavaram, Andhra Pradesh, India
2 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Vishnu Dental College, Bhimavaram, Andhra Pradesh, India
3 Department of Oral Pathology, Vishnu Dental College, Bhimavaram, Andhra Pradesh, India

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Gadadasu Swathi
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Vishnu Dental College, Bhimavaram, Andhra Pradesh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/ijohs.ijohs_24_18

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Head-and-neck cancers constitute about 30% of cancers in India, of which salivary gland tumor such as mucoepidermoid carcinoma (MEC) was the most common malignant salivary gland tumor. The parotid gland was the most common site of origin in both benign and malignant tumors, followed by submandibular and sublingual glands. Salivary gland tumors comprise a morphologically diverse group of rare tumors. Their multifaceted clinical presentation, varied morphologic configuration, and relatively unpredictable prognosis attract significant medical interest. Here is a rare case report of an asymptomatic swelling in the cheek region which was thought to be pleomorphic adenoma at the outset which on further investigations proved as MEC of early detection.


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