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Ann Maxillofac Surg. 2019 Jan-Jun;9(1):205-207. doi: 10.4103/ams.ams_276_18.

A Rare Case of Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma of Parotid with Mandibular Metastasis.

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1
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Institute of Dental Sciences, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, India.
2
Department of Surgical Oncology, Rohilkhand Medical College and Hospital, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, India.
3
Department of Pathology, Rohilkhand Medical College and Hospital, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, India.
4
Department of Periodontology, Institute of Dental Sciences, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Abstract

Mucoepidermoid carcinoma is the most common malignant tumor of salivary gland. Majority of the salivary gland tumors arise in parotid gland with maximum being of benign nature. Although Mucoepidermoid carcinoma accounts for less than 10% of all tumors of the salivary gland, it constitutes approximately 30% of all malignant tumors of the salivary gland. It is characterized by a mixed pattern of the two main cell types: epidermoid and mucus-producing cells. Metastasis from salivary gland malignancy is infrequent and predominantly found in bone, lung, liver and lymph nodes. We are presenting a rare case of metastasis of mucoepidermoid carcinoma of parotid gland to the contralateral mandible.

KEYWORDS:

Mandible metastasis; mucoepidermoid carcinoma; parotid gland

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