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CASE REPORT
Year : 2011  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 84-87

Polymorphous low-grade adenocarcinoma of the parotid gland


1 Department of Surgical Oncology, Cancer Institute (WIA), 36, Sardar Patel Road, Adyar, Chennai-600 020, India
2 Department of Pathology, Cancer Institute (WIA), 36, Sardar Patel Road, Adyar, Chennai-600 020, India

Correspondence Address:
Arvind Krishnamurthy
Department of Surgical Oncology, Cancer Institute (WIA), 36, Sardar Patel Road, Adyar, Chennai - 600 020
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0973-1482.80464

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Polymorphous low-grade adenocarcinoma (PLGA) has been recently recognized as a distinct entity with a known predilection for minor salivary glands. We present an unusual case of recurrent PLGA arising within the right parotid gland in a 25-year-old lady. The striking histological picture is diverse architecture combined with benign cytological features. Even in the light of multiple recurrences, our tumor displayed a relatively indolent course which is commonly associated with this adenocarcinoma sub-type. Thus, unusual occurrence demonstrates that this tumor should also be considered in differentials of tumors of the major salivary glands. Long-term follow-up is essential to ensure local control.


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