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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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Panoramic radiograph shows complete destruction of all walls of the left maxillary antrum with calcifications.
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Figure 3: Panoramic radiograph shows complete destruction of all walls of the left maxillary antrum with calcifications.

Mentions: Periapical radiographs (Fig. 2) showed a characteristic "ground glass" appearance and symmetric widening of the periodontal ligament space in relation to the left maxillary canine and the first and second premolars. A panoramic radiograph (Fig. 3) revealed complete destruction of the left maxillary antral walls and zygomatic process of the maxilla, and the center of the lesion exhibited numerous calcifications.


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)

Panoramic radiograph shows complete destruction of all walls of the left maxillary antrum with calcifications.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 3: Panoramic radiograph shows complete destruction of all walls of the left maxillary antrum with calcifications.
Mentions: Periapical radiographs (Fig. 2) showed a characteristic "ground glass" appearance and symmetric widening of the periodontal ligament space in relation to the left maxillary canine and the first and second premolars. A panoramic radiograph (Fig. 3) revealed complete destruction of the left maxillary antral walls and zygomatic process of the maxilla, and the center of the lesion exhibited numerous calcifications.

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