Pleomorphic adenoma

Case contributed by David Cuete


Swelling of parotid region.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Male

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 tumor 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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