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Mucoepidermoid Tumor MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Mucoepidermoid Tumor
Tree Number(s)
C04.557.470.590.580
Unique ID
D018298
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D018298
Annotation
coordinate with precoordinated organ/neoplasm term
Scope Note
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)
Previous Indexing
Carcinoma (1967-1993)
Myoepithelioma (1966-1974)
Public MeSH Note
94
History Note
94
Date Established
1994/01/01
Date of Entry
1993/06/28
Revision Date
1995/06/08
Mucoepidermoid Tumor Preferred
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