Oral cavity
Minor salivary gland tumors / lesions
Pleomorphic adenoma


Topic Completed: 1 November 2013

Revised: 4 February 2019

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Definition / general
  • Also called benign mixed tumor
  • 50% of salivary gland tumors of palate
Case reports
  • 54 year old man with painless swelling over left half of upper lip for past 10 years (Case of the Week #392)
Gross images

Case of the Week #392

External surface

Cut surface

Microscopic (histologic) images

Case of the Week #392

Squamous metaplasia

Keratin granuloma

Conventional area

Adipocytic metaplasia

Keratinous cyst with lamellar keratin

Cytology images

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Case of the Week #392:

Calcified material

Squamous cells

Eosinophilic globules

Keratinous material

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