Mucoepidermoid carcinomas account for 15% of all salivary gland tumors. The vast majority (60%) occur in the parotid gland, with the remainder arising in the submandibular gland and minor salivary glands.1 Mucoepidermoid carcinoma arising within the maxilla or mandible, known as central mucoepidermoid carcinoma (CMC), is a far less common entity, with fewer than 200 cases reported in the English-language literature.
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