CENTRAL MUCOEPIDERMOID CARCINOMA OF THE MANDIBLE: A CASE REPORT
Keywords:Intraosseous, Mucoepidermoid, Carcinoma
Mucoepidermoid carcinoma is the most common malignant tumour of the salivary glands. It usually occurs in the parotid glands. Primary intraosseous mucoepidermoid carcinoma is rare, making up 2-3% of all mucoepidermoid carcinoma. They usually affect the mandible, with the common clinical presentation being jaw swelling. We report a case of a primary intraosseous mucoepidermoid carcinoma in a 48-year-old African male, who was managed surgically by left hemimandibulectomy, on account of a provisional diagnosis of ameloblastoma.