Journal of Clinical & Experimental OncologyISSN: 2324-9110

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Case Report, J Clin Exp Oncol Vol: 2 Issue: 1

Giant Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma of the Parotid Gland: A Case Report and Review of Literature

ME Asuquo1*, VI Nwagbara1, AN Umana2, G Bassey3, MA Nnoli4, H Okpara5, S Akpan1, F Otobo1 and T Ugbem4
1Department of Surgery, University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Nigeria
2Department of Ortho Rhino Laryngology, University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Nigeria
3Maxillofacial Unit, Department of Surgery, University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Nigeria
4Department of Pathology, University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Nigeria
5Department of Chemical Pathology, University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Nigeria
Corresponding author : ME Asuquo
Department of Surgery, University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Calabar, GPO Box 1891, Calabar, 540001, Nigeria
E-mail: [email protected], [email protected]
Received: September 24, 2012 Accepted: November 23, 2012 Published: November 30, 2012
Citation: Asuquo ME, Nwagbara VI, Umana AN, Bassey G, Nnoli MA, et al. (2012) Giant Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma of the Parotid Gland: A Case Report and Review of Literature. J Clin Exp Oncol 2:1. doi:10.4172/2324-9110.1000103

Abstract

Mucoepidermoid carcinoma is the most frequently encountered salivary gland carcinoma usually presenting as small, painless, asymptomatic mass. Presented is a 54-year-old male security personnel with a 5-year history of giant locally advanced, nodular, and ulcerated left sided facial tumour diagnosed as mucoepidermoid carcinoma on histology. Mucoepidermoid carcinoma can attain a grotesque dimension with management challenges. We present this case, as we have not encountered MEC as large as this and
conclude that it should be considered as a differential diagnosis of facial tumours.

Keywords: Mucoepidermoid carcinoma

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