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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 42  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 183-186

Myoepithelial carcinoma of mandible: A rare case with literature review

1 Department of Radiation Oncology, Medica Cancer Hospital, Siliguri, West Bengal, India
2 Department of Pathology, North Bengal Medical College, Siliguri, West Bengal, India
3 Department of Surgical Oncology, Medica Cancer Hospital, Siliguri, West Bengal, India
4 Department of Psychiatry, R G Kar Medical College, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Anirban Halder
Department of Radiation Oncology, Medica Cancer Hospital, Rangapani, Siliguri, West Bengal
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jmedsci.jmedsci_69_21

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Primary salivary gland carcinomas of intraosseous origin of the mandible are uncommon neoplasms. Myoepithelial carcinoma (MC) happens to be the rarest. Detailed descriptions of its clinical course are hence not available. Herein, we report a case of MC affecting the mandibular central arch in a bizarre way in a 15-year-old adolescent girl who was treated effectively with definitive radiotherapy (RT) along with concurrent chemotherapy in view of unresectability. To the author's best knowledge, this is the fifth reported case of MC affecting the mandible and the first case to be treated by radical RT. Our study sheds light on the fact that RT can be an effective alternative to surgery where it is not feasible.

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