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Pleomorphic Adenoma of Minor Salivary Gland in Buccal Mucosa: An Uncommon Finding

Gourav Ahuja, Jaideep Marya

Keywords : Benign Pleomorphic Adenoma, Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology, Histopathology, Minor Salivary

Citation Information : Ahuja G, Marya J. Pleomorphic Adenoma of Minor Salivary Gland in Buccal Mucosa: An Uncommon Finding. 2015; 3 (1):47-50.

DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1672013

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Published Online: 10-05-2015

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Salivary gland tumors account for less than 3% of the head and neck tumors. Among various salivary gland tumors, pleomorphic adenoma is most common and accounts for 60- 70% of the benign tumors of salivary glands. However, the involvement of minor salivary glands of buccal mucosa is extremely uncommon and reported to be 4% only. Salivary glands may present with a diverse range of lesions presenting a challenge to even the most experienced clinician. We report two rare cases of pleomorphic adenoma of minor salivary glands of buccal mucosa in a 45 year old female and 70 years old male respectively. It includes clinical features, diagnosis and treatment of the tumor.

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