Pleomorphic adenoma of submandibular gland

Case contributed by Dr Kewal Arunkumar Mistry

Presentation

Left submandibular swelling

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Female
Modality: Ultrasound

Left submandibular gland shows presence of a well defined hypoechoic lesion with posterior acoustic enhancement and internal vascularity without calcifications in its superficial lobe consistent with a pleomorphic adenoma. 

Right submandibular gland is normal.

Case Discussion

Biopsy confirmed the diagnosis of pleomorphic adenoma.

Warthin tumour and mucoepidermoid carcinoma are important differentials.

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Case Information

rID: 35407
Case created: 5th Apr 2015
Last edited: 15th Dec 2015
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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