Nasal cavity, paranasal sinuses, nasopharynx
Other tumors
Pleomorphic adenoma

Author: Nat Pernick, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 24 May 2018, last major update November 2004

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Cite this page: Pernick, N. Pleomorphic adenoma. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/nasalpleomorphicadenoma.html. Accessed September 21st, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Also called mixed tumor
  • Most common benign tumor of nasal cavity and sinuses
  • Rarely recurs at this site; rarely metastasizes
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Rarely contains adult skeletal muscle