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Pleomorphic Adenoma of Hard Palate: A Case Series

Seema R Gupta, Vandana P Thorawade, Mohammad Hanif MS Khan

Citation Information : Gupta SR, Thorawade VP, Khan MH. Pleomorphic Adenoma of Hard Palate: A Case Series. Int J Otorhinolaryngol Clin 2020; 12 (1):11-13.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10003-1345

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 03-03-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2020; The Author(s).


Introduction: Pleomorphic adenoma of minor salivary glands of the hard palate is a rare benign tumor that has elements of both epithelial and mesenchymal tissues. It usually presents as slow-growing painless submucosal mass on the hard palate. Diagnosis rests on clinical features and tissue examination with radiological investigations helping in surgical planning. Aim and objective: To add to the literature few more cases of this relatively rare condition and discuss its clinical presentation and management. Case description: Here, we present a case series of three patients who presented with a mass over the hard palate that was subsequently diagnosed as pleomorphic adenoma and discuss the treatment of the same. Conclusion: Treatment of choice is wide local excision with removal of periosteum or bone if involved. Recurrence rate is low.

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