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Juvenile pleomorphic adenoma of the cheek: a case report and review of literature.
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PMID:  19772659     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Pleomorphic adenoma, also called benign mixed tumor, is the most common tumor of the salivary glands. About 90% of these tumors occur in the parotid gland and 10% in the minor salivary glands. The most common sites of pleomorphic adenoma of the minor salivary glands are the palates followed by lips and cheeks. Other rare sites include the throat, floor of the mouth, tongue, tonsil, pharynx, retromolar area and nasal cavity. In children, intraoral pleomorphic adenomas of the cheek are extremely rare with only three cases reported to date. Here we report a case of pleomorphic adenoma of minor salivary glands of the cheek in a 17-year-old girl. The mass was removed by wide local excision with adequate margins, and after a follow-up period of three years there were no recurrences. To conclude, pleomorphic adenoma should be considered in the differential diagnosis of cheek masses in youngsters. Wide local excision is to be recommended as the treatment of choice. A close follow-up is necessary postoperatively.
Taufik Dalati; Mahmoud R Hussein
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2009-09-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Diagnostic pathology     Volume:  4     ISSN:  1746-1596     ISO Abbreviation:  Diagn Pathol     Publication Date:  2009  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-10-12     Completed Date:  2010-05-21     Revised Date:  2010-09-28    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101251558     Medline TA:  Diagn Pathol     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  32     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, Damascus University Hospitals, Damascus, Syria.
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