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Central mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the mandible: a rare case report with diagnostic dilemma and review of the literature
The Egyptian Journal of Otolaryngology volume 32, pages110–112(2016)
Primary central mucoepidermoid carcinoma of jaws is a rare lesion comprising 2–3% of all mucoepidermoid carcinomas reported in the literature. It affects the mandible as unilocular or multilocular radiographic lesions.
The case presented here is that of a 55-year-old woman with expansile osteolytic lesion of the mandible who was managed with en-bloc resection considering ameloblastoma as preoperative diagnosis.
Mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the jaw is a rare tumour. The speculation on its aetiopathogenesis is mainly centered on the pluripotential capabilities of the epithelial lining of odontogenic cysts.
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Banerjee, P.K., Jain, A. & Rathi, S. Central mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the mandible: a rare case report with diagnostic dilemma and review of the literature. Egypt J Otolaryngol 32, 110–112 (2016). https://doi.org/10.4103/1012-5574.181086
- intraosseous mucoepidermoid carcinoma
- odontogenic epithelium