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Free Content Ossified Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma of the Hard Palate

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Mucoepidermoid carcinomas are the most common type of salivary gland malignancies. Ossifications in mucoepidermoid carcinomas are rare. We presented a 46-year-old woman with an enlarging hard palate mass that appeared as a chondrosarcoma on CT but that was diagnosed, by pathology, as an intermediate-grade mucoepidermoid carcinoma with extensive ossifications. Although rare, mucoepidermoid carcinoma should be considered in the differential diagnosis of hard palate masses with ossifications.

Keywords: CT = computed tomography; MEC = mucoepidermoid carcinomas; MR = magnetic resonance

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: July 1, 2016

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