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CASE REPORT
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 127-130

Central unilocular mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the mandible: A case report and literature review


1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, School of Dentistry, Alborz University of Medical Sciences, Karaj, Iran
2 Dental Research Center and Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Dental School, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
3 Dental Implant Research Center and Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Dental School, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
4 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Dental School, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Salman Shakeri
Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan
Iran
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/1735-3327.250971

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Mucoepidermoid carcinoma (MEC) is the most common salivary gland malignancy. Central MEC (CMEC) is a rare tumor which affects women more than men and is more common in the mandible. Most cases are histologically classified as low-grade tumor and radiographically appear as well-defined unilocular or multilocular radiolucent lesion, although this tumor causes destruction and metastasis to other organs. In this article, we present a rare case of CMEC in a 47-year-old woman with unilocular radiolucent lesion of the mandible. Early and accurate diagnostic approach in all lesions with clinical/radiographical bland appearance is important, and all possibilities such as a malignant lesion should be considered.


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