Cite this page: Pernick, N. Mucoepidermoid carcinoma. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/oralcavitymucoep.html. Accessed January 24th, 2019.
Definition / general
- May arise from excretory ducts
- Aggressive, 30 - 80% recur and 5 year survival of 20%
- Usually not fatal if 2.5 cm or less
Microscopic (histologic) description
- Similar to adenosquamous carcinoma but no anaplastic nuclear features, no squamous cell carcinoma in situ