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CASE REPORT
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 117-120

Pleomorphic adenoma of minor salivary gland in the cheek


Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Bapuji Dental College and Hospital, Davangere, Karnataka, India

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Dr. N T Geetha
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Bapuji Dental College and Hospital, Davangere, Karnataka
India
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DOI: 10.4103/2231-6027.178497

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The pleomorphic adenoma comprises the majority of both major and minor salivary gland tumors accounting for 3–10% of neoplasms of head and neck region. The palate is the predominant intraoral site, and the mucosa of the cheek is an uncommon site for these tumors. These minor salivary gland pleomorphic adenomas require diagnosis based on clinical features and incisional biopsy should be avoided. These are managed by wide surgical excision. The recurrence of this tumor is a well-known factor, and inadequate initial surgical procedure is the most common cause of recurrence. Carcinoma arising from pleomorphic adenoma accounts for about 3% of salivary tumors. Recurrence rates and malignant transformation of this tumor cells for long-term follow-up of these cases. We are reporting a case of pleomorphic adenoma in the left buccal mucosa in a 48-year-old female patient.


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