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Nasopharyngeal pleomorphic adenoma in the adult.
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PMID:  16826077     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
INTRODUCTION: Salivary gland tumors account for less than 5% of all neoplasms in the head and neck, with pleomorphic adenoma being the most common type. These typically arise in the palate, but we report a rare case of nasopharyngeal pleomorphic adenoma in an adult. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The authors conducted a case report and literature review. RESULTS: The patient presented with unilateral otalgia, tinnitus, and aural fullness. Nasal endoscopy revealed a pedunculated mass adjacent to the left torus tubarius and he was treated with an excisional biopsy. Histologic evaluation demonstrated pleomorphic adenoma. DISCUSSION: Pleomorphic adenomas seldom present as nasopharyngeal masses and have a nonspecific appearance on endoscopy. Microscopic examination has characteristic features to aid in an accurate diagnosis. Treatment is surgical and recurrence is unlikely.
Scott L Lee; C Y Lee; Steven M Silver; Siobhan Kuhar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Laryngoscope     Volume:  116     ISSN:  0023-852X     ISO Abbreviation:  Laryngoscope     Publication Date:  2006 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-07-07     Completed Date:  2006-08-18     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8607378     Medline TA:  Laryngoscope     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1281-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Albany Medical Center, Albany, New York 12208-3420, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Adenoma, Pleomorphic / pathology*,  surgery
Diagnosis, Differential
Follow-Up Studies
Nasopharyngeal Neoplasms / pathology*,  surgery
Salivary Gland Neoplasms / pathology*,  surgery
Salivary Glands, Minor*

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