Pleomorphic adenoma

Case contributed by Dr David Cuete

Presentation

Swelling of parotid region.

Patient Data

Age: 50
Gender: Male
CT

Enhanced cervical CT, which shows an oval mass, homogeneous, smooth edges, denser than normal parotid gland that surrounds it.

Case Discussion

pleomorphic adenoma, formerly also called benign mixed tumour by some authors, is the most common benign tumor of the salivary glands. it is based almost entirely on a myoepithelial cell proliferation by a broad spectrum of components of epithelial and mesenchymal tissue. One of its most important features is that it is surrounded by a fibrous capsule, allowing us to differentiate it from a possible malignancy.

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Case information

rID: 22752
Case created: 21st Apr 2013
Last edited: 24th Sep 2015
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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