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Carcinoma mucoepidermóide intra ósseo em mandíbula: relato de caso
Cristiane de Castro Barcelos
Intraosseous mucoepidermoid carcinoma is a rare neoplasm of the maxillas. Although theories have been proposed on the basis of neoplastic transformation mucosal epithelial odontogenic cysts or ectopic salivary tissue, its pathogenesis is uncertain. This type of carcinoma shares some characteristics with other radiographic apparent multilocular lesions of the maxillas. It is described as a radiolucency with well-defined sclerotic periphery and numerous small loculations. The presence of tooth displacement and root resorption are common findings. His aggressive behavior is revealed by drilling cortical bone and extension into surrounding soft tissue. The diagnosis can be based on clinical, radiographic and histopathologic .