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.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Korean Journal of Dermatology|
|Publication status||Published - 2005 Jul|
- Minor salivary gland
- Pleomorphic adenoma
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