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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 32  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 110-112

Central mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the mandible: A rare case report with diagnostic dilemma and review of the literature

Department of ENT and Head and Neck Surgery, JLN Hospital and RC, Sector-9, Bhilai, Chattisgarh, India

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Abhineet Jain
Department of ENT and Head and Neck Surgery, JLN Hospital and RC, Sector-9, Bhilai - 490 009, Chattisgarh
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DOI: 10.4103/1012-5574.181086

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Introduction 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. Case report 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. Conclusion 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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