"Carcinoma, Mucoepidermoid" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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A tumor of both low- and high-grade malignancy. The low-grade grow slowly, appear in any age group, and are readily cured by excision. The high-grade behave aggressively, widely infiltrate the salivary gland and produce lymph node and distant metastases. Mucoepidermoid carcinomas account for about 21% of the malignant tumors of the parotid gland and 10% of the sublingual gland. They are the most common malignant tumor of the parotid. (From DeVita Jr et al., Cancer: Principles & Practice of Oncology, 3d ed, p575; Holland et al., Cancer Medicine, 3d ed, p1240)
- Carcinoma, Mucoepidermoid
- Carcinomas, Mucoepidermoid
- Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma
- Mucoepidermoid Carcinomas
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