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CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 203-206

Mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the palate: A rare case report


1 Department of Periodontics, The Oxford Dental College and Hospital, Bomanahalli, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, The Oxford Dental College and Hospital, Bomanahalli, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Samiksha Jaypal Jarde
Department of Periodontics, The Oxford Dental College and Hospital, Bomanahalli, Hosur Main Road, Bengaluru - 560 068, Karnataka
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-124X.170828

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Mucoepidermoid carcinomas (MECs) of minor salivary gland origin are rare in children and adolescents and have been reported rarely. Literature regarding their clinical features and biologic behavior is scanty. The purpose of this case report is to discuss the clinical manifestation, diagnosis, and treatment plan of MEC of the palate. A 16-year-old male subject visited the Department of Periodontics, The Oxford Dental College and Hospital, Bangalore, India complaining of a painless swelling in the left posterior area of the hard palate since 6 months. Several clinical, radiographic, and histopathological investigations were carried out to rule out the lesion. Incisional biopsy of the lesion confirmed the diagnosis of lesion as MEC of the palate following which a wide surgical excision with adjacent free margins was carried out. This case report highlights the need for proper diagnosis and treatment plan in the cases of malignant tumors as it can lead to morbidity and mortality.


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