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International Dental Journal of Student Research

Pleomorphic adenoma of parotid gland- A case report

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Author Details: Soheyl Sheikh, Shambulingappa P, Amit aggarwal, Ravinder Singh, Deepak Gupta, Ivleen Kaur

Volume : 3

Issue : 4

Online ISSN : 2278-3784

Print ISSN : 2394-708X

Article First Page : 151

Article End Page : 154


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