The Egyptian Journal of Otolaryngology

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
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


Praveer K Banerjee, Abhineet Jain, Sonam Rathi 
 Department of ENT and Head and Neck Surgery, JLN Hospital and RC, Sector-9, Bhilai, Chattisgarh, India

Correspondence Address:
Abhineet Jain
Department of ENT and Head and Neck Surgery, JLN Hospital and RC, Sector-9, Bhilai - 490 009, Chattisgarh
India

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.


How to cite this article:
Banerjee PK, 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 2016;32:110-112


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Banerjee PK, 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 [serial online] 2016 [cited 2019 Nov 15 ];32:110-112
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