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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 1025

Pleomorphic adenoma involving minor salivary glands of upper lip: A rare phenomenon


1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery; Faculty of Dental Sciences, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India
2 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Faculty of Dental Sciences, King George's Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
3 Faculty of Dental Sciences, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India

Correspondence Address:
Akhilesh Kumar Singh
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dental Sciences, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi - 221 005, Uttar Pradesh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0973-1482.148682

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Pleomorphic adenoma is the most common benign tumor of salivary glands, usually occurs in major salivary glands (mostly in parotid gland). It also affects the minor salivary glands present in the oral cavity. Most of the time it occurs in postero-lateral part of palate, but the involvement of upper lip is rare. The present report describes a case of 55-year-old male with asymptomatic firm nodular swelling of upper lip which was later diagnosed as pleomorphic adenoma.


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