Medical Definition of Mucoepidermoid carcinoma
Most commonly a salivary gland carcinoma of low grade malignancy in children, but with variable malignancy in adults; composed of mucous, epidermoid, and intermediate cells, with mucous cells abundant only in low grade carcinoma's; recurrence is frequent, and high grade carcinoma's metastasize to cervical nodes.
Synonym: mucoepidermoid tumour.
(05 Mar 2000)
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