mucoepidermoid carcinoma

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most commonly a salivary gland carcinoma of low grade malignancy composed of mucous, epidermoid, and intermediate cells, with mucous cells abundant only in low-grade carcinoma; recurrence is frequent, and high-grade carcinomas metastasize to cervical nodes.

mucoepidermoid carcinoma

[myo̅o̅′kō·ep′idur′moid]
Etymology: L, mucus + Gk, epi, above, derma, skin, eidos, form
a malignant neoplasm of glandular tissues, especially the ducts of the salivary glands. The tumor contains mucinous and epidermoid squamous cells.
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There are several types of salivary gland cancers, which include adenoid cystic carcinoma, mucoepidermoid carcinoma and adenocarcinoma.
A partial list of other carcinomas, some of which have important clinical differences with the tumors discussed herein, include verrucous carcinoma, lymphoepithelial-like carcinoma, intestinal adenocarcinoma, gastriclike adenocarcinoma, endometrioid adenocarcinoma, clear cell and serous adenocarcinoma, minimal deviation adenocarcinoma, mesonephric adenocarcinoma, glassy cell carcinoma, mucoepidermoid carcinoma, adenoid cystic carcinoma, adenoid basal carcinoma, large cell and small cell neuroendocrine carcinoma, and mixed epithelial and mesenchymal tumors.
Malignant tumors such as adenoid cystic carcinoma, mucoepidermoid carcinoma, and adenocarcinoma involve the tongue more frequently than their benign counterparts.
Cases with a diagnosis of small cell carcinoma, mixed non-small cell and small cell lung carcinoma, giant cell carcinoma, mucoepidermoid carcinoma, sarcomatoid carcinoma, and basaloid carcinoma were excluded.

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