Pleomorphic adenoma

Case contributed by Dr Prashant Gupta

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Painless right neck swelling

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Male
MRI

Lobulated mass in the right parotid - hypo-iso intense to muscle on T1, brightly hyperintense on T2. Note the hypointense fibrous pseudocapsule. Homogeneous contrast enhancement.

Case Discussion

FNAC was done and showed features of a pleomorphic adenoma. A pleomorphic adenoma (also known as a benign mixed tumor (BMT)) is the most common of the salivary gland tumors.

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Case information

rID: 17128
Published: 19th Mar 2012
Last edited: 13th Aug 2019
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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