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CASE REPORT
Year : 2007  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 349-353

Mixed tumor of the parotid gland involving the parapharyngeal space - A case report and review of the literature


Dept. of Oral Diagnosis, Medicine and Radiology, Sharad Pawar Dental College and Hospital, Sawangi (M), Wardha Maharashtra, India

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Revant Chole
Dept. of Oral Diagnosis, Medicine and Radiology, Sharad Pawar Dental College and Hospital, Sawangi (M), Wardha Maharashtra
India
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Tumors originating in the parapharyngeal space are rare comprising fewer than 1 % of all head and neck neoplasms. Pleomorphic adenoma is the most common salivary gland neoplasm. Most cases of parotid derived pleomorphic adenoma originate in the superficial lobe. More rarely, the tumour occurs in the deep lobe of the parotid gland. Here, we present a case report of pleomorphic adenoma of the parotid gland involving the parapharyngeal space.


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