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CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 321-324

Minor Salivary Gland Neoplasms of Palate: Case Series with Differential Diagnosis and Review of Literature


1 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Mar Baselios Dental College, Ernakulam, Kerala, India
2 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Hazaribag College of Dental Sciences, Hazaribag, Jharkhand, India
3 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Mar Baselios Dental College, Ernakulam, Kerala, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Kamala Rawson
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Mar Baselios Dental College, Kothamangalam, Kerala
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jiaomr.jiaomr_58_17

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Minor salivary gland tumors are infrequent, accounting for 10–15% of all salivary neoplasms. The most common intraoral site is palate, accounting for more than 50% of cases followed by lips, cheek mucosa, tongue, and floor of the mouth. Despite their relatively low frequency, minor salivary gland neoplasms represent a heterogeneous group of lesions, with a broad range of histological types and growth patterns imposing a diagnostic dilemma for the clinicians. Here we are reporting four cases of minor salivary gland neoplasms, all presented as palatal swellings of similar characteristics, and a review of literature is done for the same.


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