Mucoepidermoid Tumor

A malignant epithelial tumor of glandular tissue, especially the salivary glands, characterized by acini with mucus-producing cells and by the presence of malignant squamous elements. Most mucoepidermoid tumors are low-grade lesions readily cured by adequate excision. They may appear in any age group. They grow slowly. If high-grade, they behave aggressively, widely infiltrating the salivary gland and producing lymph node and distant metastases. (Dorland, 27th ed; from DeVita Jr et al., Cancer: Principles & Practice of Oncology, 3d ed, p575)
Also Known As:
Mucoepidermoid Tumors; Tumor, Mucoepidermoid; Tumors, Mucoepidermoid
Networked: 26 relevant articles (0 outcomes, 2 trials/studies)

Disease Context: Research Results

Related Diseases

1. Pleomorphic Adenoma
2. Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma (Cylindroma)
3. Carcinoma (Carcinomatosis)
4. Neoplasms (Cancer)
5. Adenocarcinoma


1. Abd El-Ghani, Safa F: 1 article (11/2013)
2. Shaker, Olfat G: 1 article (11/2013)
3. Ghallab, Noha A: 1 article (11/2013)
4. Kasem, Rehab F: 1 article (11/2013)
5. Lopes, Márcio Ajudarte: 1 article (10/2009)
6. Ito, Fabio Augusto: 1 article (10/2009)
7. Coletta, Ricardo Della: 1 article (10/2009)
8. Ito, Kazuhiro: 1 article (10/2009)
9. Vargas, Pablo Agustín: 1 article (10/2009)
10. Herranz, M L: 1 article (01/2007)

Drugs and Biologics

Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to Mucoepidermoid Tumor:
1. Peanut AgglutininIBA
2. Progesterone Receptors (Progesterone Receptor)IBA
3. Androgen Receptors (Androgen Receptor)IBA
4. Estrogens (Estrogen)FDA Link
5. VimentinIBA
6. Phenobarbital (Luminal)FDA Link
7. Keratins (Keratin)IBA
8. Vincristine (Oncovin)FDA LinkGeneric
9. Somatostatin (Somatotropin Release-Inhibiting Factor)IBA
10. ProgesteroneFDA LinkGeneric

Therapies and Procedures

1. Prostheses and Implants (Prosthesis)
2. Thoracotomy
3. Radiotherapy