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September, 2019, Vol. 21, No. 3



Testing of Lithuanian version of the Oral Health Impact Profile-14 among older adults. A Pilot study
Mantė Kireilytė, Viltė Masiliūnaitė, Vilma Belickienė, Juozas Žilinskas, Žana Sakalauskienė


Application of a new patient-reported outcome measure in orofacial clefts: An exploratory study in two countries
Van Thai Nguyen, Martin Persson, Triin Jagomägi

Rugae patterns as an adjunct to sex differentiation in forensic identification
Rahul Gaikwad, Seema Kamble, Ritwik Rana, Swapnil Jain, Shailesh Gondivkar,
Payal Bajad

Epidemiology of primary oral cancer diagnostics among dentists and physicians in Lithuania
Rokas Gelažius, Albinas Gervickas, Žygimantas Petronis, Eglė Vaičiūnaitė


A rare case of long-standing mucoepidermoid carcinoma of minor salivary glands of the palate
Sajad Ahmad Buch, G. Subhas Babu, Renita Lorina Castelino, Shruthi Rao, Kumuda Rao

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A rare case of long-standing mucoepidermoid carcinoma of minor salivary glands of the palate

Sajad Ahmad Buch*, G. Subhas Babu*, Renita Lorina Castelino*, Shruthi Rao*, Kumuda Rao*


Salivary gland carcinomas are the uncommon and clinically diverse group of neoplasms with mucoepidermoid carcinoma (MEC) being the most common among them. MEC accounts for 5% of all salivary gland tumors. As the name implies, the tumor is composed of both mucus secreting cells and epidermoid type cells in varying proportions. Most patients are aware of the lesion for 1 year or less. We report clinical, radiographic and histological features of a long-standing case of mucoepidermoid carcinoma of minor salivary glands of the palate in a 35-year-old male patient. The patient reported with a slow growing swelling on the palate which began 15 years ago. The patient was treated with hemi-maxillectomy and is currently under follow up.

Key words: mucoepidermoid carcinoma, minor salivary glands, cone beam computed tomography, clear cell.

Received: 15 12 2017

Accepted for publishing: 20 09 2019

*Oral Medicine and Radiology, A. B. Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, Nitte University, Deralakatte, Mangalore, India

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