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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2013, Article ID 615948, 4 pages
Case Report

Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma in a Minor Salivary Gland in a Child

1Department of Pedodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Ataturk University, 25240 Erzurum, Turkey
2Department of Oral, Dental And Maxillofacial Radiology, Faculty of Dentistry, Ataturk University, 25240 Erzurum, Turkey

Received 7 June 2013; Accepted 7 July 2013

Academic Editors: D. W. Boston, A. C. B. Delbem, A. Kasaj, T. Lombardi, and P. Lopez Jornet

Copyright © 2013 Fatih Sengul et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Mucoepidermoid carcinoma (MEC), one of the most common salivary gland malignancies, is rare in children. MEC mainly occurs in the parotid gland, along with minor glands being the second common site, particularly in palate. Clinical, histological, and radiological findings of palatal MEC in a 12-year-old girl are presented with three-year follow-up. Pathologic lesions must be considered in differential diagnoses of intraoral asymptomatic lesions, and their detailed inspection should be taken into consideration.