Low-grade Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma of the Hard Palate Presenting as Non-healing Ulcer: Report and Review CASE REPORT

Sagar Thorat, Kumar Nilesh, Rajendra Baad, Pankaj Patil
2015 International Journal of Contemporary Medical Research   unpublished
Presence of numerous minor salivary gland tissues in the posterior part of hard palate increases the possibility of occurrence of salivary gland neoplasms in this area of oral cavity. Minor salivary gland tumor accounts for about 15% of all the salivary gland neoplasm, of which mucoepidermoid carcinoma accounts to about 35.9%. Case report: This article reports a case of mucoepidermoid carcinoma involving the posterior part of hard palate, presenting as a mucosal ulcer. The lesion was treated by
more » ... sion was treated by wide surgical excision and healing of the palatal mucosal defect by secondary intention. Conclusion: The paper highlights the importance of prompt clinical diagnosis of such lesions, thereby reducing postoperative morbidity.