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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 329-333

Pleomorphic adenoma of the palate: A case report and review of a rare entity

1 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Rama Dental College, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Hazaribag College of Dental Sciences, Hazaribag, Jharkhand, India
3 Department of Periodontics, Buraydah College of Pharmacy and Dentistry, Buraydah, Saudi Arabia
4 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Narsinhbhai Patel Dental College and Hospital, Visnagar, Gujarat, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Kamala Rawson
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Rama Dental College, Lakhanpur, Kalyanpur, Kanpur - 208 024, Uttar Pradesh
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0972-1363.195655

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Pleomorphic adenoma (PA) is the most common benign mixed salivary gland neoplasm that accounts for 60% of all benign salivary gland tumors. It has a diverse histological presentation and occurs in both major and minor salivary glands. PA of minor salivary gland in the palate is a common entity. We report the case of a 40-year-old female who presented with a painless, slow growing swelling of the palate over the last 2 years. Computed tomography (CT) scan revealed an isodense structure in the palate. CT scan showed no signs of bony erosion of the palatal region. Incisional biopsy report revealed PA of the palate. The entire tumor mass was excised along with the overlying mucosa. Histopathological examination confirmed the diagnosis of PA of minor salivary gland. There has been no recurrence of the lesion since 1 year.

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