7. Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma

  1. Mousa A. Al-Abbadi
  1. Ruba Halloush

Published Online: 9 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470932087.ch7

Salivary Gland Cytology: A Color Atlas

Salivary Gland Cytology: A Color Atlas

How to Cite

Halloush, R. (2011) Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma, in Salivary Gland Cytology: A Color Atlas (ed M. A. Al-Abbadi), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470932087.ch7

Editor Information

  1. James H. Quillen VA Medical Center, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee 37684, USA

Author Information

  1. King Hussein Cancer Center, Amman – Jordan

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 MAR 2011
  2. Published Print: 21 MAR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470500927

Online ISBN: 9780470932087



  • mucoepidermoid carcinoma (MEC), most common primary salivary gland malignant tumor - in adults and children, common malignancy in major and minor salivary glands;
  • oncocytic cell change in MEC, a diagnostic challenge - differentiating from oncocytic neoplasms of salivary gland;
  • treatment and prognosis, status of resection margins - stage and location being important prognostic factors


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Clinical Features

  • Cytological Features

  • Differential Diagnosis

  • Treatment and Prognosis

  • Recommended Readings