Mucoepidermoid carcinoma of palate - a rare entity

  • Anuna Laila Mathew | drmathewdan@yahoo.co.in Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Pushpagiri College of Dental Sciences, Perumthuruthy, Thiruvalla, Kerala, India.
  • 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.

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Author Biography

Anuna Laila Mathew, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Pushpagiri College of Dental Sciences, Perumthuruthy, Thiruvalla, Kerala
Department of oral medicine and radiology, reader
Published
2017-10-06
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Keywords:
Palate, mucoepidermoid carcinoma, malignant, minor salivary gland.
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How to Cite
Mathew, A., Joseph, B., Sarojini, D., Premkumar, P., & Sukumaran Nair, S. (2017). Mucoepidermoid carcinoma of palate - a rare entity. Clinics and Practice, 7(4). https://doi.org/10.4081/cp.2017.1009