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Pleomorphic adenoma of the parotid.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9225674     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Pleomorphic adenoma of the parotid is the most common tumor of salivary gland origin, accounting for 60 to 70 percent of all benign salivary gland tumors. This lesion usually presents as a slow-growing painless mass inferior to the pinna of the ear. The diagnosis is based on clinical presentation, magnetic resonance imaging or computed tomography, and fine-needle aspiration biopsy. The treatment is wide excision in which the entire capsule is removed but the facial nerve is spared. Proper diagnosis and treatment are necessary to prevent the complications of tumor recurrence and malignant transformation. Carcinoma expleomorphic adenoma arises in longstanding tumors and has a five-year recurrence rate of 75 percent.
J S Wolf; A N Goldberg; D C Bigelow
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American family physician     Volume:  56     ISSN:  0002-838X     ISO Abbreviation:  Am Fam Physician     Publication Date:  1997 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-08-04     Completed Date:  1997-08-04     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1272646     Medline TA:  Am Fam Physician     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  185-92     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Adenoma, Pleomorphic* / complications,  diagnosis,  therapy
Carcinoma / etiology
Diagnosis, Differential
Parotid Neoplasms* / diagnosis,  etiology,  therapy

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