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Pleomorphic adenocarcinoma

Case contributed by Dr Hani Salam


History of left maxillary swelling since 2 years, resection of pleomorphic adenoma 10 years earlier.

Patient Data

Age: 45 years
Gender: Male

Grossly expanded left maxillary sinus filled by a soft tissue mass, causing in diffuse bone destruction. The tumor infiltrates the ethmoid air cells, the left orbit, nasal cavity, and the hard palate. 


MRI better demonstrates the inhomogeneous internal structure of the expansile mass, as well as the increased enhancement along with foci of central necrosis. 

Case Discussion

Pathologically proven low grade pleomorphic adenocarcinoma.

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Case information

rID: 8639
Published: 19th Feb 2010
Last edited: 30th Jan 2020
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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