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Central mucoepidermoid carcinoma: Case report with review of literature.

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.

as reported in: Singh H, Yadav AK, Chand S, Singh A, Shukla B. Natl J Maxillofac Surg. 2019 Jan-Jun:10(1):109-113. doi: 10.4103/0975-5950.259843.
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