A case of pleomorphic adenoma on the upper lip

Jiehyun Jeon, Sang Hyuk Woo, Hyo Hyun Ahn, Young Chul Kye, Soo Nam Kim

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Pleomorphic adenoma is the most common salivary neoplasm and occurs mainly in major salivary glands, especially the parotid gland. It is characterized by a variable histopathologic appearance, and a high recurrence rate with malignant transformation depending on previous surgical treatment method used. A benign mixed tumor occurring in minor salivary glands is believed to show the same clinicopathologic appearance and a relatively low recurrence rate as in major salivary glands. Pleomorphic adenoma is the most common intraoral salivary gland tumor and characteristically presents as a slow, painless growth. Herein, we report a case of a patient with pleomorphic adenoma that affected the upper lip.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)945-948
Number of pages4
JournalKorean Journal of Dermatology
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Jul


  • Lip
  • Minor salivary gland
  • Pleomorphic adenoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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