Salivary mucoepidermoid carcinoma: revisited.

  title={Salivary mucoepidermoid carcinoma: revisited.},
  author={M. A. Luna},
  journal={Advances in anatomic pathology},
  volume={13 6},
  • M. A. Luna
  • Published 2006 in Advances in anatomic pathology
Mucoepidermoid carcinoma (MEC) is a malignant epithelial neoplasm composed of varying proportions of mucous, epidermoid, intermediate, columnar, and clear cells and often demonstrates prominent cystic growth. MEC is usually subclassified as low, intermediate, or high grade on the basis of its histologic features, including the presence of cystic spaces, cellular differentiation, proportion of mucous cells, growth pattern, type of invasion, and cytologic atypia. Because even low-grade neoplasms… CONTINUE READING
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