PLEOMORPHIC ADENOMA – A CASE REPORT

Swati Verma, Rahul Bhowate

Abstract


Salivary gland tumors are rare, comprising less than 3% of all neoplasia of head and neck region. Pleomorphic adenoma, the most common salivary gland tumor, consists of epithelial and mesenchymal components. Its morphologic complexity results from differentiation of tumor cells into fibrous, hyalinized, myxoid, chondroid and osseous areas. The diagnosis is made by the clinical and imaging features. Advanced imaging modality like  Ultrasonography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging ( USG & MRI )  was used to determine the exact location and extent of the tumor so as to carry out its complete resection for a favourable outcome. The treatment of pleomorphic adenoma is surgical excision. Malignant transformation of a tumour, at a hidden site, can grow for a long time before being diagnosed, and the potential risk for malignant transformation increases over the years with the incidence of 1-7%.


Keywords


Benign mixed tumor, Pleomorphic adenoma, Magnetic Resonance Imaging , Ultrasonography

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