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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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Histopathological sections reveal solid nests of epidermoid, intermediate, and occasional mucous cells; many of these tumor islands show central necrosis with dystrophic calcifications.
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Figure 5: Histopathological sections reveal solid nests of epidermoid, intermediate, and occasional mucous cells; many of these tumor islands show central necrosis with dystrophic calcifications.

Mentions: Based on the radiological findings, differential diagnoses of osteosarcoma and osteoblastic metastatic malignancy such as prostate cancer were considered. An incisional biopsy was taken, and histopathology (Fig. 5) revealed solid nests of malignant tumor cells (epidermoid, intermediate, and occasional mucous cells); many of these tumor islands showed central necrosis with dystrophic calcification and a few cystic spaces. The fibrous stroma consisted of blood vessels and inflammatory cells. Histopathology confirmed high-grade MEC. Based on these findings, a final diagnosis of a central MEC of the left maxilla was made.


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)

Histopathological sections reveal solid nests of epidermoid, intermediate, and occasional mucous cells; many of these tumor islands show central necrosis with dystrophic calcifications.
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Figure 5: Histopathological sections reveal solid nests of epidermoid, intermediate, and occasional mucous cells; many of these tumor islands show central necrosis with dystrophic calcifications.
Mentions: Based on the radiological findings, differential diagnoses of osteosarcoma and osteoblastic metastatic malignancy such as prostate cancer were considered. An incisional biopsy was taken, and histopathology (Fig. 5) revealed solid nests of malignant tumor cells (epidermoid, intermediate, and occasional mucous cells); many of these tumor islands showed central necrosis with dystrophic calcification and a few cystic spaces. The fibrous stroma consisted of blood vessels and inflammatory cells. Histopathology confirmed high-grade MEC. Based on these findings, a final diagnosis of a central MEC of the left maxilla was made.

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