Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma of Floor of the Mouth – A Rarity ZD03-ZD04
Dr. Aruna Kumari Maloth,
Senior Lecturer, Department of Oral Pathology, Kamineni Institute of Dental Sciences, Nalgonda-508254, Telangana, India.
Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma (MEC) is one of the most commonly occurring malignant salivary gland neoplasm, and contributes 2.8%â€“15% of all salivary gland tumours. More than half of these cases involve the major salivary glands, primarily the parotid glands and minor salivary glands. Sublingual salivary glands neoplasms are very rare and constitute 0.5% and 1% of all epithelial salivary tumours and approximately 1.5% of the major salivary glands carcinomas. Here we describe a case report of low grade mucoepidermoid carcinoma in the floor of the mouth in a 70-year-old female patient that was mimicking like a ranula clinically.