The Journal of Bucharest College of Physicians and the Romanian Academy of Medical Sciences

Pleomorphic Adenoma of Three Different Sites: a Consecutive Case Series


Background: Pleomorphic adenomas are benign salivary gland tumors predominantly arising from the superficial lobe of the parotid gland and rarely from the small salivary glands located at various locations including parotid, lacrimal duct, lip, floor of the mouth etc. Surgical excision of the tumor mass is the treatment of choice with utmost care taken to preserve the facial nerve in cases involving the parotid gland. Case details: This case series highlights three consecutive cases of pleomorphic adenoma arising from three different locations. Conclusion: Pleomorphic adenoma is the commonest salivary gland tumor characterized by diverse histomorphological features and can occur at any site where salivary tissue is present. Careful histopathological analysis should be done in all tumors arising especially in the head and neck region.