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Mucoepidermoid carcinoma of palate - a rare entity

Anuna Laila Mathew, Bijou Baby Joseph, Deepa Muraleedharan Sarojini, Preeja Premkumar, Sunil Sukumaran Nair
  • Anuna Laila Mathew
    Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Pushpagiri College of Dental Sciences, Perumthuruthy, Thiruvalla, Kerala, India | drmathewdan@yahoo.co.in
  • Bijou Baby Joseph
    Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Azeezaia College of Dental Sciences and Research, Kollam, India
  • Deepa Muraleedharan Sarojini
    Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Azeezaia College of Dental Sciences and Research, Kollam, India
  • Preeja Premkumar
    Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Azeezaia College of Dental Sciences and Research, Kollam, India
  • Sunil Sukumaran Nair
    Department of Oral Pathology, Pushpagiri College of Dental Sciences, Perumthuruthy, Kerala, India

Abstract

Mucoepidermoid carcinomas (MEC) of minor salivary gland origin are rare in children and adolescents. A 17-year young male, reported with a painless swelling in the left posterior area of the hard palate since 6 months. Several clinical, radiographic, and histopathological investigations were carried out. Incisional biopsy confirmed the diagnosis of lesion as low grade MEC of the palate following which a wide surgical excision with adjacent free margins was carried out. This case report highlights the need for considering malignant lesions in the differential diagnosis of palatal swellings even in younger age groups.

Keywords

Palate; mucoepidermoid carcinoma; malignant; minor salivary gland.

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