Palatal swelling in a patient suffering from filariasis

Karen Boaz, Krupa Kaushik Mehta, Srikant Natarajan, Mohan Baliga, K. P. Nandita

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Sclerosing mucoepidermoid carcinoma (SMEC) is a distinct but an uncommon salivary gland neoplasm with only 19 cases reported in English literature till date. Densely collagenous sclerotic stroma, resemblance to other benign lesions and rarity of this tumour often makes the diagnosis of SMEC challenging. Here we report a case of SMEC in a 73-year old female patient suffering from filariasis. Clinical, radiological, fine needle aspiration biopsy, gross and histopathological features are discussed with detailed review of literature and probable pathogenesis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2651-2654
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 10-11-2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Clinical Biochemistry


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