Central Mucoepidermoid carcinoma of mandible – A case report and review of the literature

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Central Mucoepidermoid carcinoma of mandible – A case report and review of the literature

Authors
Publisher
BioMed Central
Volume
1
Issue
1
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1186/1477-7819-1-1
Keywords
  • Case Report

Abstract

Background Primary central mucoepidermoid carcinoma of jaws is a rare lesion comprising 2–3% of all mucoepidermoid carcinomas reported in literature. Case presentation The case presented here illustrates the hypothesis that its specific pathogenesis is unknown. Conclusions Mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the jaw is a rare tumour of unknown aetiology. Although about a 100 cases has been reported in literature, the speculation on its aetiopathogenesis has mainly centred on the pluripotential capabilities of the epithelial lining of odontogenic cysts.

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