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Carcinoma, Mucoepidermoid MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Carcinoma, Mucoepidermoid
Tree Number(s)
C04.557.470.200.025.340
C04.557.470.590.340
Unique ID
D018277
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D018277
Annotation
coordinate with precoordinated organ/neoplasm term
Scope Note
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)
Public MeSH Note
94
History Note
94
Date Established
1994/01/01
Date of Entry
1993/06/25
Revision Date
1995/06/08
Carcinoma, Mucoepidermoid Preferred
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