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Korean Journal of Head & Neck Oncology 2014;30(2):79-82.
Published online November 30, 2014.
A Case of Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma Presenting as a Retromolar Trigonal Mass
Seul Gi Kwak;Choon Dong Kim:김은주;Eun Ju Kim;Seung Woo Kim
구후 삼각부 종물 양상의 점액표피암종 1예
곽슬기;김춘동;김승우
Abstract
Salivary gland tumors take possession of almost 5% in head and neck malignancies. Among these, mucoepider-moid carcinoma(MEC) is most common malignany in major salivary glands(12-29%) and the parotid gland is most predilection site. Intra-oral MEC has a tendency to various locations, and the predilection sites are palate, cheek, mandible, lip and tongue in order of frequency. A few cases of MEC are occurred in with retromolar trigone, oro-pharynx, and ectopic salivary gland. Recently, we experienced a-65-year old woman with retromolar trigonal mass, and she was finally diagnosed as MEC. We report it with review of literature.
Key Words: Mucoepidermoid carcinoma, Oral cavity


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