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Dent Res J (Isfahan). 2019 Mar-Apr;16(2):127-130.

Central unilocular mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the mandible: A case report and literature review.

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1
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, School of Dentistry, Alborz University of Medical Sciences, Karaj, Iran.
2
Dental Research Center and Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Dental School, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran.
3
Dental Implant Research Center and Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Dental School, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran.
4
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Dental School, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran.

Abstract

Mucoepidermoid carcinoma (MEC) is the most common salivary gland malignancy. Central MEC (CMEC) is a rare tumor which affects women more than men and is more common in the mandible. Most cases are histologically classified as low-grade tumor and radiographically appear as well-defined unilocular or multilocular radiolucent lesion, although this tumor causes destruction and metastasis to other organs. In this article, we present a rare case of CMEC in a 47-year-old woman with unilocular radiolucent lesion of the mandible. Early and accurate diagnostic approach in all lesions with clinical/radiographical bland appearance is important, and all possibilities such as a malignant lesion should be considered.

KEYWORDS:

Mandible; mucoepidermoid carcinoma; salivary gland

PMID:
30820208
PMCID:
PMC6364344

Conflict of interest statement

The authors of this manuscript declare that they have no conflicts of interest, real or perceived, financial or nonfinancial in this article.

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