Title:
Central mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the maxilla: a case report
Authors:
W. Zhao , H. Wang , X. Teng , J. Liu
Institutions:
1Department of Oral and Maxillofacial surgery, The First Affiliated Hospital, College of Medicine, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310003, China; Pathology Department, The First Affiliated Hospital, College of Medicine, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310003, China
Keywords:
Maxillary neoplasm; central mucoepidermoid carcinoma; case report
Pages:
205 - 208
Abstract:
Central Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma of the Maxilla: A Case Report. Background and objective: Primary mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the jaw is a rare lesion, comprising 2-3% of all mucoepidermoid carcinomas reported in literature. Central mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the maxilla is rarer, comprising only 8% of the mucoepidermoid carcinomas found in the jaw. Methodology: A 52-year-old man suffered from central mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the right maxilla with cervical metastasis, and underwent partial maxillectomy and neck dissection in our hospital. The diagnosis was confirmed by histopathology, dental orthopantomography, CT, and PET/CT scans. Result: The man was followed-up regularly and was disease free after 21 months. Conclusion: Primary central mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the jaw is a rare lesion and radical surgical resection is the preferred treatment.
Issue:
Vol. 6, 2010, 3rd trimester


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Central mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the maxilla: a case report