Primary high-grade mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the minor salivary glands with cutaneous metastases at diagnosis

L. D. Locati, P. Quattrone, N. Pizzi, A. Fior, G. Cantù, L. Licitra

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Abstract

Mucoepidermoid carcinoma (MEC) represents 15% of all salivary glands malignancies. Metastatic disease at diagnosis is observed in less than 5% of the cases. The lung is the most commonly involved site. This is the first reported case of high-grade MEC of the salivary gland with skin metastases at diagnosis. This feature was associated with a chemoresistant and aggressive behaviour. Differential diagnosis between metastatic MEC and primary skin MEC is essential for therapeutic management and prognosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)401-404
Number of pages4
JournalOral Oncology
Volume38
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002

Keywords

  • Chemotherapy
  • High-grade mucoepidermoid carcinoma
  • Minor salivary glands carcinoma
  • Skin metastases

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology

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