BMJ Case Reports 2009; doi:10.1136/bcr.06.2008.0295
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Childhood mucoepidermoid carcinoma—an interesting case

  1. Mina Vaidyanathan1,
  2. Richard Mark Burnham2,
  3. Chris Bridle2
  1. 1
    Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, Department of Paediatric Dentistry, Floor 22, Guys Tower, St Thomas Street, London SE1 9RT, UK
  2. 2
    Royal London Hospital, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, 1St Floor John Harrison House, London E1 1BB, UK
  1. Mina Vaidyanathan, minavaidyanathan{at}
  • Published 17 March 2009


Salivary gland tumours in children are rare (5%),1 but malignant tumours should not be overlooked in any differential diagnosis of palatal pigmented swellings. Mucoepidermoid carcinomas are the most frequent salivary gland tumour accounting for 50% of all malignant salivary gland tumours in children. …

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