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Mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the minor salivary gland: Presenting as ranula


1 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Y.C.M.M. and R.D.F's Dental College, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Kamineni Institute of Dental Sciences, Narketpally, Telangana, India
3 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Kamineni Institute of Dental Sciences, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

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Donempudi Pavani,
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Y.C.M.M. and R.D.F's Dental College, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra
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Malignant tumors of the salivary gland are rare, clinically diverse group of neoplasms, among which mucoepidermoid carcinomas (MECs) are reported to be most frequently occurring epithelial carcinomas. MEC at times misleads the clinician because of its atypical location and innocent appearance. Here, we report a case of low-grade MEC in a 70-year-old female patient in the floor of the mouth mimicking as ranula clinically. Individuals with a history of malignancy are at risk for the development of additional malignant tumors; hence, follow-up of 2 years did not show any recurrence or additional tumors.


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