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CASE REPORT
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 105-108

Advance oropharyngeal mucoepidermoid carcinoma in a 9-year-old boy: A case report and review of literature


1 Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Faculty of Clinical Sciences, College of Health Sciences, Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria
2 Department of Surgery, Division of Otorhinolaryngology, Faculty of Clinical Sciences, College of Medical Sciences, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria
3 Department of Radiology, Bayero University/Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano, Nigeria

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Dr. Iliyasu Yunusa Shuaibu
Department of Surgery, Division of Otorhinolaryngology, Faculty of Clinical Sciences, College of Medical Sciences, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
Nigeria
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DOI: 10.4103/ajps.AJPS_133_20

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Primary malignant salivary gland tumours are uncommon among the paediatric population, accounting for <10% of all head-and-neck tumours in childhood. Less than 5% of all salivary gland cancers occur during childhood, most of them are diagnosed over the age of 10 years and are histologically low or intermediate grade. Mucoepidermoid carcinoma (MEC) occurring in the oropharynx of children and arising from the posterior pharyngeal wall is rare and probably never reported. We hereby report a case of advanced MEC arising from the posterior wall of the oropharynx in a 9-year-old boy, managed via a transcervical excision in a resource-poor setting.


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