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CASE REPORT
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 39  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 85-88

Low grade mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the tongue: An unusual presentation


Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, School of Dental Sciences, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences University, Karad, Maharashtra, India

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L Ambika
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, School of Dental Sciences, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences University, Karad - 415 110, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-5009.101853

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Mucoepidermoid carcinoma is the most common malignant salivary gland tumor of epithelial origin. It is an unusual type of tumor and varies in its aggressiveness from a low grade to a high grade rapidly growing tumor. Low-grade mucoepidermoid carcinoma at times misleads the clinician because of its atypical location and innocent appearance. Immunohistochemical studies prove indispensable in identifying such a tumor as routine histopathology may be inconclusive.


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