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

Treatment of Low grade Mucoepidermoid carcinoma of hard palate: A conservative approach

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Author Details: Mamta Agrawal, Tayyeb S Khan, Jyoti Sheoran, Ajaz Taranum

Volume : 2

Issue : 3

Online ISSN : 2395-6194

Print ISSN : 2395-6186

Article First Page : 193

Article End Page : 195


Mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the minor salivary glands though malignant, often displays clinical characteristics similar to benign tumors. Although it is the most common of all malignancies of salivary glands, and the palate is reported to be a frequently affected site, the incidence of palatal mucoepidermoid carcinoma is still quite rare. Proper guidelines regarding treatment of such low grade tumors have not been defined. The aim of this article is to present a case of low grade mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the palate and discuss the possibility of conservative approach for treatment.

Mucoepidermoid carcinoma, Salivary gland tumor, Low grade tumor