Mucoepidermoid carcinoma of buccal mucosa: an unusual presentation
Keywords:Mucoepidermoid carcinoma, Buccal mucosa
Mucoepidermoid carcinoma (MEC) is the most common malignant tumor of the salivary glands. This tumor usually occurs in the parotid gland and hard palate but rarely in the buccal region. We report the case of a 51 year old lady with mucoepidermoid carcinoma of left buccal mucosa. She was treated successfully with multimodal treatment including surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy. MECs have a female predilection and occur most commonly on the hard or soft palate or both and rare in the buccal mucosa.
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