Oral cavity
Minor salivary gland tumors / lesions
Pleomorphic adenoma

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

Revised: 15 June 2016, last major update November 2013

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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

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External surface

Cut surface

Microscopic (histologic) images

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Squamous metaplasia

Keratin granuloma

Conventional area

Adipocytic metaplasia

Keratinous cyst with lamellar keratin

Cytology images

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Calcified material

Squamous cells

Eosinophilic globules

Keratinous material