Ear Nose Throat J. 2005 Dec;84(12):762-3.
FIRST PARAGRAPH: Mucoepidermoid carcinoma (MEC) is the most common primary salivary gland malignancy, accounting for approximately 25% of all malignancies. More than half of these cases involve the major salivary glands, primarily the parotid glands. MEC can also involve a variety of other sites that have minor mucoserous glands. Women are more commonly affected than men (3:2), and the mean age at onset is in the 5th decade of life. MEC is also the most common salivary gland malignancy in children.
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