Predominantly cystic central mucoepidermoid carcinoma developing from a previously diagnosed dentigerous cyst: case report and review of the literature

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Banavar Ravi Spoorthi *
Roopa S. Rao
Premalatha Bidadi Rajashekaraiah
Shankargouda Patil
Sowmya Samudrala Venktesaiah
Preethi Purushothama
(*) Corresponding Author:
Banavar Ravi Spoorthi | drspoorti@gmail.com

Abstract

Primary intraosseous mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the jawbones is an extremely rare malignant salivary gland tumour constituting 2- 4.3% of all the reported mucoepidermoid carcinomas. We report a case of intraosseous mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the mandible in an 80-year old female patient developing from a previously diagnosed dentigerous cyst. An excisional biopsy was performed and the histopathological features confirmed low grade-cystic intraosseous mucoepidermoid carcinoma. The origin of central mucoepidermoid carcinoma could be suggested to be from the epithelial lining of previously diagnosed dentigerous cyst. Thus, emphasizing the need for careful examination of the entire excision specimen to rule out such neoplastic transformation of epithelial lining of odontogenic cyst and provide appropriate and effective treatment.

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Banavar Ravi Spoorthi, M.S. Ramaiah Dental College, Bangalore

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