North American Journal of Medical Sciences

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2012  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 190--192

Ectopic pleomorphic adenoma


Prasanna Kumar Rao1, Shishir Ram Shetty2, Divya Hegde3 
1 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Yenepoya Dental College, Yenepoya University, Manglore, India
2 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, AB Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, Nitte University, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
3 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, A J Institute of Medical Sciences, Mangalore, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Prasanna Kumar Rao
Reader, Associate Professor, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Yenepoya Dental College, Yenepoya University, University Road, Nithyanand Nagar Post, Deralakatte, Mangalore - 575 018, Karnataka
India

We describe a case of pleomorphic adenoma of minor salivary glands occurring in the retromolar area. A 58-year-old male patient reported with complaint of a small mass in the left lower retromolar region of the mouth. It has grown slowly to the present size. Based on the history and clinical findings, differential diagnosis of fibroma, minor salivary gland tumor, and mucocele were considered. The microscopic findings revealed the presence of minor salivary gland tissue and the lesions showed the presence of myoepithelial and epithelial cell proliferation. The cells were arranged in ductal pattern. There were areas where the epithelial cells showed proliferation in sheets, cords, and strands. The patient was followed up for a period of 6 months and there was no evidence of recurrence. The retromolar area being affected as in the case presented is rare for this condition. Surgical excision along with surrounding normal tissue is the treatment of choice.


How to cite this article:
Rao PK, Shetty SR, Hegde D. Ectopic pleomorphic adenoma.North Am J Med Sci 2012;4:190-192


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Rao PK, Shetty SR, Hegde D. Ectopic pleomorphic adenoma. North Am J Med Sci [serial online] 2012 [cited 2021 Jun 19 ];4:190-192
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