Pleomorphic Adenoma of Cheek Masquerading as Fibrolipoma – Case Report with Review ZD13-ZD15
Dr. Swetha Reddy Annam,
H.NO- 3-65/10, Mubarak Nagar, Nizamabad- 503003, India.
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Salivary gland tumours are rare, comprising 3% of head and neck tumours, of which Pleomorphic Adenoma (PA) constitutes 70-80%. It accounts for 53-74% of parotid tumours, 44-68% submandibular gland tumours and 38-43% of minor salivary gland tumours. It usually presents as painless, firm, slow growing mobile mass. Various diagnostic modalities for early detection of the tumour include FNAC, Ultrasonography, CT and MRI. The choice of treatment of pleomorphic adenoma of the minor salivary glands depends on the aggressiveness of the tumour, the extension of the mass, and its relation with the vital structures. Here, we report a rare case of pleomorphic adenoma of minor salivary glands of cheek in a 40-year-old male patient with emphasis on various diagnostic modalities.