Palatal Swelling in a Patient Suffering from Filariasis

*, Karen Boaz and Mehta, Krupa Kaushik and *, Srikant Natarajan and Baliga, Mohan and *, Nandita KP (2013) Palatal Swelling in a Patient Suffering from Filariasis. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, 7 (11). pp. 2651-2654.

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Sclerosing mucoepidermoid carcinoma (SMEC) is a distinct but an uncommon salivary gland neoplasm with only 19 cases reported in English literature till date. Densely collagenous sclerotic stroma, resemblance to other benign lesions and rarity of this tumour often makes the diagnosis of SMEC challenging. Here we report a case of SMEC in a 73–year old female patient suffering from filariasis. Clinical, radiological, fine needle aspiration biopsy, gross and histopathological features are discussed with detailed review of literature and probable pathogenesis.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sclerosing mucoepidermoid carcinoma, Filariasis, Sclerotic, Pathogenesis
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Mangalore > Oral Pathology
Dentistry > MCODS Mangalore > Oral Surgery
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2013 06:07
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2013 06:07

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