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Adenomatoid hyperplasia of the palate mimicking clinically as a salivary gland tumor.

Authors
  • Shimoyama, T
  • Wakabayashi, M
  • Kato, T
  • Kaneko, T
  • Horie, N
  • Ide, F
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of oral science
Publication Date
Jun 01, 2001
Volume
43
Issue
2
Pages
135–138
Identifiers
PMID: 11515598
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

This report describes an illustrative case of adenomatoid hyperplasia (AH) of the minor salivary glands on the palate of a 31-year-old man. The clinical features of the present lesion corresponded with those of pleomorphic adenoma, but histologically large lobules of normal-appearing mucous acini were found. The cell proliferative activity demonstrated in histological sections, by an immunohistochemical staining of proliferating cell nuclear antigen and Ki-67, showed no statistically significant differences among AH and a matched control group of normal palatal salivary glands. This case suggests that AH apparently exhibits an idiopathic, focal hypertrophic lesion of intraoral mucous glands with limited growth potential.

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