mucoepidermoid carcinoma


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mu·co·ep·i·der·moid car·ci·no·ma

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.
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Mucoepidermoid carcinoma, the most common malignant tumour in the present study, was found in 5th to 7th decade and involved parotid gland in six cases out of 8 (7.01%) cases and two cases were in minor salivary glands.
Molecular heterogeneity in mucoepidermoid carcinoma: Conceptual and practical implications.
Central mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the jaws: report of four cases with analysis of the literature and discussion of the relationship to mucoepidermoid, sialodontogenic, and glandular odontogenic cysts.
Prognostic facto in head and neck mucoepidermoid carcinoma. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2004;130:174-80.
Son, "Overexpression of cyclooxygenase-2 correlates with cytoplasmic HuR expression in salivary mucoepidermoid carcinoma but not in pleomorphic adenoma," Journal of Oral Pathology & Medicine, vol.
Mucoepidermoid carcinoma of lung: Potential target of EGFR-directed treatment.
Axial contrast-enhanced CT image in the soft-tissue window (A) and coronal CT image in the bone window (B) obtained before treatment for mucoepidermoid carcinoma show the avidly enhancing mass projecting into the nasal cavity (arrow) associated with erosion of the hard palate (arrowhead).
The differential diagnosis of SC is wide and includes, in addition to zymogen granule poor ACCi, low-grade cribriform cystadenocarcinoma (LGCCC), low-grade mucoepidermoid carcinoma, and cystadenocarcinoma/adenocarcinoma, NOS.
Lai et al., "Mucoepidermoid carcinoma of upper aerodigestive tract: clinicopathologic study of 78 cases with immunohistochemical analysis of Dicer expression," Virchows Archiv, vol.
An 81-year-old female smoker with cardiac arrhythmia is presented with a 6-year history of inadequate treatment of recurrent mucoepidermoid carcinoma (RMEC) originating from the right NV.
This includes congenital lesions (encephalocele, glioma, teratoma, dermoid, and epidermoid), granulomatous diseases (Wegener's granulomatosis and sarcoidosis), and neoplasms (basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, melanoma, adenoid cystic carcinoma, mucoepidermoid carcinoma, sarcoma, esthesioneuroblastoma, schwannoma, angiofibroma, and hemangioma) as well as infectious conditions (tuberculosis, syphilis, rhinoscleroma, leprosy, actinomycosis, aspergillosis, and mucormycosis) [15].
Conclusion: Pleomorphic adenoma was the commonest benign salivary gland tumor and mucoepidermoid carcinoma was the commonest malignant tumor.