Mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the salivary glands. Review of the literature and clinicopathological analysis of 18 patients.

@article{Rapidis2007MucoepidermoidCO,
  title={Mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the salivary glands. Review of the literature and clinicopathological analysis of 18 patients.},
  author={Alexander D. Rapidis and Nikolaos Givalos and Hariklia Gakiopoulou and Spyros D. Stavrianos and Gregory Faratzis and George A Lagogiannis and Ioannis Katsilieris and Efstratios S. Patsouris},
  journal={Oral oncology},
  year={2007},
  volume={43 2},
  pages={130-6}
}
Salivary gland carcinomas are a rare and clinically diverse group of neoplasms among which mucoepidermoid carcinomas (MEC) are reported to be the most frequently encountered. During the years 1994-2004 18 patients with MEC were treated in our Department. All patients underwent surgery with a curative intent, and in 11 of them treatment was supplemented by radiotherapy. Follow up ranged from 6 to 120 months. Twelve (66.6%) MECs originated from the major salivary glands with the majority located… CONTINUE READING

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