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Synchronous pleomorphic adenomas of the major salivary glands: a case report.

Authors
  • Nagler, R M
  • Laufer, D
Type
Published Article
Journal
Oral Surgery Oral Medicine Oral Pathology Oral Radiology and Endodontology
Publisher
Elsevier - Mosby
Publication Date
Jun 01, 1999
Volume
87
Issue
6
Pages
735–737
Identifiers
PMID: 10397668
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The presentation of multiple distinct tumors in major salivary glands is rare. Although the most common tumor with bilateral synchronous or metachronous development is the Warthin tumor, pleomorphic adenomas have been diagnosed simultaneously as well. We report the case of a female patient who was diagnosed with pleomorphic adenomas in the right parotid and submandibular glands, concomitant with sialolithiasis affecting the submandibular gland. This patient had been exposed to head and neck radiotherapy in childhood, which may have played a role in the development of her tumors. A review of the relevant literature is included.

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