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 IJOHNS  Vol.5 No.6 , November 2016
Pleomorphic Adenoma of the Hard and Soft Palate: A Case Presentation and Literature Review of Minor Salivary Gland Neoplasms
Abstract: Introduction: Minor salivary gland tumors are relatively rare, but have a higher chance of malignancy than major salivary gland tumors. The palate appears to be the most commonly involved site. The most frequent benign tumor is the pleomorphic adenoma. Case report: We report a case of a pleomorphic adenoma, which occurred in the hard and soft palate of a 34-year-old female and presented as an asymptomatic slow growing, painless mass. The patient was successfully treated with surgical excision. Discussion: Minor salivary gland tumors should be considered in the differential diagnosis of oral cavity and especially palate tumors. A histological examination is necessary due to the high percentage of malignancy.
Cite this paper: Saravakos, P. , Kastanioudakis, I. , Fayyazi, A. and Reichel, O. (2016) Pleomorphic Adenoma of the Hard and Soft Palate: A Case Presentation and Literature Review of Minor Salivary Gland Neoplasms. International Journal of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery, 5, 209-214. doi: 10.4236/ijohns.2016.56033.
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