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Korean Journal of Head & Neck Oncology 2018;34(2):89-92.
Published online November 30, 2018.
A case of nasopharyngeal mucoepidermoid carcinoma in a 5 year-old female patient
Soyeon Yoon;Mijoo Kim;Minbum Kim;Hyunjun Hong;Keejae Song
소아 비인강에서 발생한 점액표피양암종 1례
윤소연;김미주;김민범;홍현준;송기재
Abstract
Malignant salivary gland tumors only represent 0.08% of all childhood tumors. Especially, nasopharyngeal mucoepidermoid carcinoma(MEC) in pediatric age is an extremely rare malignancy. We hereby report a case of nasopharyngeal MEC in 5 year-old female patient. The patient underwent the complete removal of the tumor by endonasal endoscopic approach. Adjuvant postoperative radiotherapy was not considered. After 3.5 years of follow-up, there are no sign of recurrence and metastasis. Minor salivary gland tumor must be considered as a differential diagnosis of angiofibroma in nasopharynx in pediatric age. To our knowledge, the case we describe is the third case of nasopharyngeal MEC in pediatric age reported in literature.
Key Words: Mucoepidermoid carcinoma(MEC), Nasopharynx, Pediatric age


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