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Disease Mucoepidermoid Tumor

Name Mucoepidermoid Tumor
Synonyms Mucoepidermoid Tumors | Tumor, Mucoepidermoid | Tumors, Mucoepidermoid
Definition A malignant epithelial tumor of glandular tissue, especially the salivary glands, characterized by acini with mucus-producing cells and by the presence of malignant squamous elements. Most mucoepidermoid tumors are low-grade lesions readily cured by adequate excision. They may appear in any age group. They grow slowly. If high-grade, they behave aggressively, widely infiltrating the salivary gland and producing lymph node and distant metastases. (Dorland, 27th ed; from DeVita Jr et al., Cancer: Principles & Practice of Oncology, 3d ed, p575)
Categories Cancer
MeSH® ID D018298

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DiseasesNeoplasms Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Neoplasms by Histologic Type Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Neoplasms, Cystic, Mucinous, and Serous Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Mucoepidermoid Tumor

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