Volume2 Issue1 Article7

Case Report

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Aparna Srivastava, Poornima Govindraju, Balaji Pachipulusu, Mahesh Kumar T S


Mucoepidermoid carcinoma (MEC) is the most common malignancy of the major salivary glands. The purpose of this case report is to discuss the clinical manifestation, diagnosis, and treatment plan of MEC of the palate. A 21-year-old male subject visited the Department of Oral Medicine And Radiology, Rajarajeswari Dental College & Hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India complaining of a swelling in the left posterior area of the hard palate. Several clinical, radiographic, and histopathological investigations were carried out to rule out the lesion. Incisional biopsy of the lesion confirmed the diagnosis of lesion as MEC of the palate following which a wide surgical excision with adjacent free margins was carried out. This case report highlights the need for proper diagnosis and treatment plan in the cases of malignant tumors as it can lead to morbidity and mortality.


minor salivary gland, mucoepidermoid carcinoma, oncology, treatment planning