Simultaneous radicular cyst and mucoepidermoid carcinoma in the maxilla

A diagnostic nightmare

Syed Nabil Syed Omar, Regina Cheuk Lam Lo, Wing Shan Choi

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We present a case of a 20-year-old woman presenting initially with an asymptomatic palatal swelling. Radiographic examination showed a cyst at the right maxilla with bucco-lingual expansion and perforation of palatal bone. Incisional biopsy was carried out via a buccal approach and the result revealed a benign odontogenic cyst, in keeping with radicular cyst. The patient was then scheduled for cyst enucleation. During the procedure, it was found that the palatal lesion was unrelated to the maxillary cyst. Incisional biopsy of the palatal mass was carried out and revealed a low-grade mucoepidermoid carcinoma. The patient then had a partial maxillectomy with fibula flap reconstruction. There was no recurrence at postoperative 1 year follow-up and she was rehabilitated with dental implants.

Original languageEnglish
JournalBMJ Case Reports
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Publication statusPublished - 12 Jun 2013

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Radicular Cyst
Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma
Maxilla
Cysts
Odontogenic Cysts
Biopsy
Fibula
Dental Implants
Cheek
Tongue
Bone and Bones
Recurrence

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Simultaneous radicular cyst and mucoepidermoid carcinoma in the maxilla : A diagnostic nightmare. / Syed Omar, Syed Nabil; Lo, Regina Cheuk Lam; Choi, Wing Shan.

In: BMJ Case Reports, 12.06.2013.

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