Indian Journal of Pathology and Oncology


Central mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the maxilla – case report


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Author Details: Dhanalakshmi Subramaniam, Sudha Venkatesh, Sofia Chandrababulu

Volume : 3

Issue : 4

Online ISSN : 2394-6792

Print ISSN : 2394-6784

Article First Page : 736

Article End Page : 738


Abstract

Central mucoepidermoid carcinoma is very rare constituting 2–4% of all mucoepidermoid carcinomas. Its location in the maxilla is even rarer. The occurrence of this common tumor at the rare site poses a diagnostic challenge to the clinicians and pathologists. Here we report one such rare interesting case of mucoepidermoid carcinoma in a 30 year old female developing in the maxilla with involvement of adjacent vital structures.

Keywords:
Mucoepidermoid, Maxilla, Carcinoma, Salivary gland, Mucin