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March, 2021, Vol. 23, No. 1



Oral lesions associated with COVID-19: A systematic review
Virgínia Dias Uzêda-e-Silva, Isabella Brandão de Sá, Jakeline Martins Novaes Pedreira, Victória Pamponet Souza Vieira, Bárbara Helem de Moraes Silva


Prevalence of pulp stones in molars based on bitewing and periapical radiographs
Deimantė Ivanauskaitė, Deimantė Kubiliūtė, Daiva Janavičienė, Vilma Brukienė


"Accessory coronoid foramen" synchronous with "bilateral coronoid foramina" and double mandibular canal – distinctive triad of mandibular anatomic variants in a live human, CBCT exploration
Nyer Firdoose C.S.

Hypervascular mucoepidermoid caricinoma of the palate
Ajay A. Madhavan, Lorenzo Rinaldo, Kevin Arce, Waleed Brinjikji

ssEMG assessment of a new tool for the management of 3D vertical dimension of occlusion in prosthetic dental rehabilitations: A case report
Riccardo Rosati, Redento Peretta, Francesco Rosati, Federica Musto, Claudia Dellavias

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Hypervascular mucoepidermoid caricinoma of the palate

Ajay A. Madhavan1, Lorenzo Rinaldo2, Kevin Arce3, Waleed Brinjikji1


Salivary mucoepidermoid carcinoma is the most common malignant salivary gland tumor. Low or intermediate grade tumors are slow-growing and can be mistaken for benign lesions on both physical exam and imaging studies. We present a case of hypervascular mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the hard palate that was initially thought to represent a benign vascular lesion. To our knowledge, only two prior cases of hypervascular mucoepidermoid carcinoma have been previously reported. This is the first case showing the MRI features of this tumor and its temporal evolution on CT over several years. Our patient ultimately underwent angiographic tumor embolization so that her lesion could be safely biopsied without significant bleeding risk. We present this as a potential diagnostic pitfall and explain how the treatment for hypervascular mucoepidermoid carcinoma varies compared to conventional tumors.

Key words: mucoepidermoid carcinoma, hypervascular, tumor embolization.

Received: 01 04 2020

Accepted for publishing: 26 03 2021

1Division of Neuroradiology, Department of Radiology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA

2Department of Neurosurgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA

3Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA

Address correspondence to Ajay Madhavan, Department of Radiology, Mayo 200 First St SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA.

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