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Mucoepidermoid carcinoma of eyelid – An unusual site: a case report


Int J Med Res Health Sci. |

Author: Hemalatha AL, Sadaf Bashir, Ashok KP, Amitha K, Vijay Shankar S
Int J Med Res Health Sci.2014;3(2):471-473 |  DOI:10.5958/j.2319-5886.3.2.098


Mucoepidermoid carcinoma is predominantly a malignancy of the major salivary glands (10-30%) and minor salivary glands (15%).These tumours are also reported in lacrimal glands, conjunctiva, and nasopharynx, though rarely. The average age at presentation is between 20 to 60 years with a female preponderance. Owing to the rarity, it mandates an early diagnosis to facilitate appropriate patient management. This case report highlights the unusual occurrence of primary mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the eyelid in a 33 year old male patient.

Keywords: Mucoepidermoid carcinoma, Eyelid, Low grade

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