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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 coronal computed tomographic (CT) image exhibits a large hypodense mass with calcifications involving the left maxillary antrum invading the orbit and the nasal fossa. B. Axial CT image shows numerous calcifications in the left maxillary alveolus region. C. Axial CT image shows calcifications in the left maxillary antrum with complete destruction of the antral walls.
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Figure 4: A. A coronal computed tomographic (CT) image exhibits a large hypodense mass with calcifications involving the left maxillary antrum invading the orbit and the nasal fossa. B. Axial CT image shows numerous calcifications in the left maxillary alveolus region. C. Axial CT image shows calcifications in the left maxillary antrum with complete destruction of the antral walls.

Mentions: The coronal section of the CT scan (bone algorithm; Fig. 4A) revealed a hypodense mass involving the left maxillary antrum with complete destruction of the superior, inferior, medial, and lateral walls, with invasion of the mass into the nasal fossa, orbit, and the hard palate. There was also destruction of the conchae of the left nasal fossa. The inferior aspect of the lesion showed a micro-multilocular pattern, whereas the rest of the areas exhibited calcifications distributed haphazardly.


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 coronal computed tomographic (CT) image exhibits a large hypodense mass with calcifications involving the left maxillary antrum invading the orbit and the nasal fossa. B. Axial CT image shows numerous calcifications in the left maxillary alveolus region. C. Axial CT image shows calcifications in the left maxillary antrum with complete destruction of the antral walls.
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Figure 4: A. A coronal computed tomographic (CT) image exhibits a large hypodense mass with calcifications involving the left maxillary antrum invading the orbit and the nasal fossa. B. Axial CT image shows numerous calcifications in the left maxillary alveolus region. C. Axial CT image shows calcifications in the left maxillary antrum with complete destruction of the antral walls.
Mentions: The coronal section of the CT scan (bone algorithm; Fig. 4A) revealed a hypodense mass involving the left maxillary antrum with complete destruction of the superior, inferior, medial, and lateral walls, with invasion of the mass into the nasal fossa, orbit, and the hard palate. There was also destruction of the conchae of the left nasal fossa. The inferior aspect of the lesion showed a micro-multilocular pattern, whereas the rest of the areas exhibited calcifications distributed haphazardly.

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