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CASE REPORT
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 40  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 131-133

Central mucoepidermoid carcinoma arising in a dentigerous cyst: A challenging case report


1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Faculty of Dentistry, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Saede Atarbashi-Moghadam
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, 3rd Floor, School of Dentistry, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Daneshjoo Blvd., Evin, Chamran Hwy, 1983963113 Tehran
Iran
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DOI: 10.4103/jmedsci.jmedsci_95_19

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Central mucoepidermoid carcinoma (MEC) is a rare neoplasm of the jaw which is more common in the posterior of mandible, and the most likely origin is odontogenic epithelium. The aim of the present report is to describe a case of maxillary MEC arising in a dentigerous cyst in a 57-year-old female. It is crucial for pathologists to aware of the histopathologic features of this rare neoplasm to have a correct diagnosis.


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