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Journal of Oral Medicine, Oral Surgery, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology

Mucoepidermoid carcinoma in young female: a case report

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Author Details: Supreet Kaur Sidhu, Monika Poonia, Sharry Goyal, Nancy Charaya

Volume : 2

Issue : 2

Online ISSN : 2395-6194

Print ISSN : 2395-6186

Article First Page : 91

Article End Page : 93


Pleomorphic adenoma and mucoepidermoid carcinoma are the two most commonly seen tumors in salivary glands. Mucoepidermoid carcinoma usually occurs in minor salivary glands in the palate. It represents a diverse clinical and biological behaviour but usually appears as asymptomatic swelling. Mucoepidermoid carcinoma mainly occurs in elderly people but here we present clinical behaviour, radiological features and histopathological grades of a case of mucoepidermoid carcinoma in a young female. The palatal mucoepidermoid carcinoma in this patient was treated with surgical excision and no recurrence was seen in the follow up.

Key Words:
Carcinoma, Mucoepidermoid, Mucosa, Palate