Mucoepidermoid carcinoma of palate - a rare entity

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Anuna Laila Mathew *
Bijou Baby Joseph
Deepa Muraleedharan Sarojini
Preeja Premkumar
Sunil Sukumaran Nair
(*) Corresponding Author:
Anuna Laila Mathew |


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.

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Anuna Laila Mathew, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Pushpagiri College of Dental Sciences, Perumthuruthy, Thiruvalla, Kerala

Department of oral medicine and radiology, reader