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INTERNATIONAL DENTAL JOURNAL OF STUDENTS RESEARCH - VOLUME 3 ISSUE 4, December 2015

Pages: 151-154

PLEOMORPHIC ADENOMA OF PAROTID GLAND- A CASE REPORT

Author: Soheyl Sheikh1, Shambulingappa P2, Amit aggarwal3, Ravinder Singh4, Deepak Gupta5, Ivleen Kaur6

Category: Case Report

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Salivary gland tumors are rare, comprising less than 3% of all neoplasia of head and neck region. Pleomorphic adenoma is the most common type of all salivary gland tumors. It exhibits wide cyto-morphologic and architectural diversity and that is how it is considered to mixed tumor. Due to few symptoms and extension into a hidden site, the tumor 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%. Hereby, we report a case of pleomorphic adenoma in a 46 year-old male who complained of a large growth on the left side of the face, which enlarged gradually over a period of over 10 years. Advanced imaging modality was used to determine the exact location and extent of the tumor so as to carry out its complete resection for a favourable outcome.

Keywords: Pleomorphic adenoma, Salivary gland tumor, Parotid tumor

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