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Central mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the maxilla with unusual ground glass appearance and calcifications: A case report.

Suresh D, Raviraj J, Vijaykumar B, Suman SV, Suneel KV, Amrutha K - Imaging Sci Dent (2014)

Bottom Line: Mucoepidermoid carcinomas (MECs) arising within the jaws as primary central bony lesions are termed central MECs.We herein report a rare case of central MEC of the maxilla in a 52-year-old male whose plain radiographs showed a "ground glass" pattern and computed tomographic images, a hypodense mass with numerous calcifications.To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of central MEC showing a "ground glass" appearance.

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Affiliation: Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, C.K.S. Teja Dental College, Tirupati, India.

ABSTRACT
Mucoepidermoid carcinomas (MECs) arising within the jaws as primary central bony lesions are termed central MECs. Central MECs are extremely rare, comprising 2-3% of all mucoepidermoid carcinomas. We herein report a rare case of central MEC of the maxilla in a 52-year-old male whose plain radiographs showed a "ground glass" pattern and computed tomographic images, a hypodense mass with numerous calcifications. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of central MEC showing a "ground glass" appearance.

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A. A well-defined extraoral swelling is present on the left middle third of the face. B. A well-defined intraoral swelling is present on the left maxilla causing obliteration of the buccal vestibule.
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Figure 1: A. A well-defined extraoral swelling is present on the left middle third of the face. B. A well-defined intraoral swelling is present on the left maxilla causing obliteration of the buccal vestibule.

Mentions: Extraorally, a solitary swelling was observed involving the left middle third of the face, which was non-tender and hard in consistency with no changes in surface temperature (Fig. 1A). Intraorally, a well-defined swelling was located on the alveolus of the left maxilla in the region of the first, second, and third molars with obliteration of the buccal vestibule. On palpation, the swelling was non-tender, and firm to hard in consistency (Fig. 1B).


Central mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the maxilla with unusual ground glass appearance and calcifications: A case report.

Suresh D, Raviraj J, Vijaykumar B, Suman SV, Suneel KV, Amrutha K - Imaging Sci Dent (2014)

A. A well-defined extraoral swelling is present on the left middle third of the face. B. A well-defined intraoral swelling is present on the left maxilla causing obliteration of the buccal vestibule.
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Figure 1: A. A well-defined extraoral swelling is present on the left middle third of the face. B. A well-defined intraoral swelling is present on the left maxilla causing obliteration of the buccal vestibule.
Mentions: Extraorally, a solitary swelling was observed involving the left middle third of the face, which was non-tender and hard in consistency with no changes in surface temperature (Fig. 1A). Intraorally, a well-defined swelling was located on the alveolus of the left maxilla in the region of the first, second, and third molars with obliteration of the buccal vestibule. On palpation, the swelling was non-tender, and firm to hard in consistency (Fig. 1B).

Bottom Line: Mucoepidermoid carcinomas (MECs) arising within the jaws as primary central bony lesions are termed central MECs.We herein report a rare case of central MEC of the maxilla in a 52-year-old male whose plain radiographs showed a "ground glass" pattern and computed tomographic images, a hypodense mass with numerous calcifications.To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of central MEC showing a "ground glass" appearance.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, C.K.S. Teja Dental College, Tirupati, India.

ABSTRACT
Mucoepidermoid carcinomas (MECs) arising within the jaws as primary central bony lesions are termed central MECs. Central MECs are extremely rare, comprising 2-3% of all mucoepidermoid carcinomas. We herein report a rare case of central MEC of the maxilla in a 52-year-old male whose plain radiographs showed a "ground glass" pattern and computed tomographic images, a hypodense mass with numerous calcifications. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of central MEC showing a "ground glass" appearance.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus