Oncocytes in Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma of the Palate: Diagnostic Challenges

*, RammohanKumar and *, Srikant N and *, Sneha K.S. and *, Nunna Sai Chitra and Boaz, Karen and Manaktala, Nidhi (2017) Oncocytes in Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma of the Palate: Diagnostic Challenges. Hindawi Case Reports in Dentistry, 2017 (1). pp. 1-4. ISSN 20906447

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Abstract

)e origin of a salivary gland tumour is attributed to cells at various levels of di.erentiation which present histologically as diverse tissues and cellular patterns. Mitochondria-rich, eosinophilic oncocytes are cells commonly encountered in salivary gland neoplasms. We report a case of mucoepidermoid carcinoma (MEC) in the palate of a 43-year-old female that exhibited a prominent oncocytic component. While the parotid and submandibular glands have been reported as predominant sites for oncocytic MEC (OMEC), the palate and minor salivary glands are rare sites for occurrence. Also, most of the reported cases of OMEC have been histologically of low-grade mucoepidermoid carcinoma with large cystic spaces and good prognosis. In this article, we discuss the di.erential diagnosis and diagnostic workup of an MEC presenting with oncocytes.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Oncocyte, Mucoepidermoid carcinoma
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Mangalore > Oral Pathology
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 01 Jan 2018 04:42
Last Modified: 01 Jan 2018 04:42
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/150398

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