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CASE REPORT
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 54-56

Mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the lower lip: A rare site of occurrence


Department of Pathology, Bankura Sammilani Medical College, Bankura, West Bengal, India

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Anuradha Sinha
Department of Pathology, Bankura Sammilani Medical College, P.O. Kenduadihi, Bankura - 722 102, West Bengal
India
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DOI: 10.4103/2278-0513.149044

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Mucoepidermoid carcinoma (MEC) is the most common salivary gland malignancy. However, MEC arising in the minor salivary glands of the lower lip is extremely rare, and to date, only a few have been reported. In this study, we are reporting a case of MEC of the lower lip in a 60-year-old male patient. The patient presented with a slow growing mass in the lower lip for about three years with a recent history of an increase in size. Surgical excision and histopathological examination of the resected mass confirmed the diagnosis of low-grade MEC. We are presenting this case to highlight that although rare, MEC should be kept in mind in the differential diagnosis of any lip mass.


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