Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma of the Palate Mimicking a Pyogenic Granuloma

  • by AGD Staff
  • Mar 20, 2023
3-20-23_GenDenA lesion on the palate of a 30-year-old woman was initially treated as a pyogenic granuloma, but histopathologic analysis established a diagnosis of low-grade mucoepidermoid carcinoma. Some malignant tumors can mimic nonneoplastic reactive lesions, and biopsy of suspicious lesions plus proper microscopic analysis are important to avoid late diagnosis.

Read this important case report in the latest issue of General Dentistry.