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CASE REPORT
Year : 2011  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 405-407

Pleomorphic adenoma of the palate: Clinicoradiological case report


1 Senior Lecturer, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, ITS College for Dental Studies and Research, Ghaziabad Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Professor and Head, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, ITS College for Dental Studies and Research, Ghaziabad Uttar Pradesh, India
3 Professor and Head, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Teerthanker Mahaveer Dental College, Moradabad Uttar Pradesh, India
4 Reader, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, ITS College for Dental Studies and Research, Ghaziabad Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Manu Dhillon
Senior Lecturer, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, 49/2, New Arya Nagar Jail Road, Meerut-250001, Uttar Pradesh
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10011-1182

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Salivary gland tumors are a relatively rare and morphologically diverse group of lesions. Pleomorphic adenoma is a benign tumor of the salivary glands that consists of a combination of epithelial and mesenchymal elements. The tumor most commonly arises from the parotid (60-70%) or submandibular glands. It develops less frequently in a minor salivary gland, presenting as an intraoral mass dependent on the palate. Pleomorphic adenoma rarely causes bony erosion or destruction. Here, we present a case of benign pleomorphic adenoma of the minor salivary gland originating on the palate causing bony erosion of the alveolar ridge. The clinical, radiological, computed tomographical and histopathological aspects are discussed.


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