Pleomorphic adenoma, the most common salivary gland tumor, consists of epithelial and mesenchymal components. Its morphologic complexity results from differentiation of tumor cells into fibrous, hyalinized, myxoid, chondroid and osseous areas. The diagnosis is made by the clinical and histo pathological examination. The treatment of pleomorphic adenoma is surgical excision. Malignant transformation, though rare, has been reported. In this article, we report a case of pleomorphic adenoma with literature review.
KEY WORDS: benign salivary gland tumor, ductal, myoepithelial, myxoid.
How to cite this article
SUNIL, S. & GOPAKUMAR, D. Pleomorphic adenoma. A case report and review of literature. Int. J. Odontostomat., 7(2):171-174, 2013.