Nasopharyngeal Pleomorphic Adenoma: A Difficult Surgical PropositionCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Swati Nair,
504, A Block, Favourite elegance, Shampura Main Road, Kavalbyrasandra, Bengaluru-560032, Karnataka, India.
Salivary gland tumours of the nasopharynx are rare and when present, tend to be malignant. Here, we report an unusual case of benign pleomorphic adenoma of the minor salivary gland arising from the nasopharynx in a 21-year-old female who presented with unilateral nasal obstruction. The radiological features of non-invasion of surrounding structures gave the first clue of benignity of the lesion as well as the location, size and anatomical relations of the tumour with the surrounding structures. This information was useful in planning the surgical approach and predicting the prognosis. Local and adequate excision appeared to be adequate.
Benign mixed tumour, Minor salivary glands, Nasopharynx
Champion Venkateshalu Srinivas, A. Mahesh, Swati Nair. NASOPHARYNGEAL PLEOMORPHIC ADENOMA:
A DIFFICULT SURGICAL PROPOSITION. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2017 November [cited: 2018 Jan 20 ]; 11:MD01-MD02. Available from
Date of Submission: Apr 11, 2017
Date of Peer Review: Jun 26, 2017
Date of Acceptance: Sep 06, 2017
Date of Publishing: Nov 01, 2017
FINANCIAL OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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