Pleomorphic Adenoma: Report Of Two Cases With An Unusual Presentation
Middle Black Sea Journal of Health Science
Pleomorphic adenoma is the most common salivary gland tumor. Pleomorphic adenoma also known as benign mixed tumor. Most commonly affected site is the parotid gland. It may also occur in other major salivary glands (submandibular and sublingual glands), lacrimal glands and minor salivary glands. Pleomorphic adenoma arises as a painless, firm swelling, slowly growing in the oral cavity. Pleomorphic adenoma is a benign triphasic salivary gland tumor that occurs in epithelial, myoepithelial, and chondromyxoid stroma. Complete surgical resection with negative margins is the main treatment method in Pleomorphic adenoma, insufficient resection for treatment causes local recurrence. It is an entity that should be considered in oral cavity lesions. Here, cases of Pleomorphic adenoma with maxillary localization are mentioned.