PLEOMORPHIC ADENOMA OF MINOR SALIVARY GLAND OF CHEEK: A RARE CASE REPORT AND REVIEW OF LITERATURE
Vikas Dhillon*, Deepak Verma, Uma Garg, Naveen Sharma, Anil Pandey and Saarthak Wadhwa
Pleomorphic adenoma is the most common benign salivary gland neoplasm. The involvement of minor salivary glands of cheek is extremely uncommon and accounts only for 3-6%. We are presenting here such a rare case of pleomorphic adenoma of minor salivary gland of cheek in an adult female who presented to ENT OPD with complaint of right cheek swelling from last 2 years. On clinical examination swelling was firm, non tender, freely mobile with normal overlying skin and inner buccal mucosa. As a part of evaluation protocol, USG cheek and FNAC was done. The swelling was excised and sent for histopathological examination which came out as pleomorphic adenoma arising from minor salivary gland of cheek. The patient was followed for 1 year post operatively without any recurrence.
Keywords: Buccal mucosa, minor salivary gland, pleomorphic adenoma.
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