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National Journal of Maxillofacial Surgery
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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 109-113

Central mucoepidermoid carcinoma: Case report with review of literature

1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Career Institute of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Dentistry, Government Medical College, Banda, Uttar Pradesh, India
3 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Sardar Patel Post Graduate Institute of Dental and Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

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DOI: 10.4103/0975-5950.259843

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Occurrence of central mucoepidermoid carcinoma within the jaw bones from aberrant salivary tissues is extremely rare and accounts for 2%–4% of all central mucoepidermoid carcinoma. Mandible is more commonly affected than maxilla in a ratio of 2:1. The origin of mucoepidermoid carcinoma is controversial and questionable. Central mucoepidermoid carcinoma is frequently misdiagnosed radiographically and clinically as a benign odontogenic tumor or cyst. Hence, it is important to detect malignant signs and histopathological feature of central mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the mandible to confirm the diagnosis. This paper reports a case of central mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the mandible in a 56-year-old patient with review of literature.

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