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Barrientos VM, Montoya PLA, Liceaga ECJ
Pleomorphic adenoma of the palate: A case report and review of the literature.
Rev ADM 2014; 71 (2)

Language: Español
References: 13
Page: 88-91
PDF: 195.36 Kb.

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Pleomorphic adenomas are the most common benign tumor of the minor salivary glands. They are primarily found in the parotid gland, except when they appear in a minor salivary gland, in which case the palate is the most common site. They display a slow, steady growth. Clinically the adenoma appears as a firm, well-defined, asymptomatic nodule or tumor. Diagnosis is confirmed by means of fine-needle aspiration biopsy or excisional biopsy of the lesion. It is extremely important that they are tested given that, despite their being a benign tumor, they can sometimes become malignant. Treatment consists of the complete excision of the lesion with clean surgical margins. We report the case of a 40-year-old male patient with a mass in the hard and soft palate that had evolved over a period of six years. Following the complete excision of the lesion, histopathology confirmed the diagnosis of pleomorphic adenoma.

Key words: Pleomorphic adenoma, palate, benign tumor, salivar gland.


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