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Pleomorphic Adenoma

Mahendeka, S., (2010) Pleomorphic Adenoma. Dar es Salaam Medical Students Journal. ISSN 0856-7212

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Pleomophic adenoma is a mixed benign tumor which is the most common of all salivary gland oplasms. It’s most common location is the parotid gland (85%). This tumor is mostly diagnosed in the 4th-6th decades of life. Clinically, it presents as a slowly growing, painless, fi rm mass. It tends to be mobile when small but may become fi xed with advanced growth. Usually, it shows a smooth lobulated appearance. This is a case of a 68 year-old man from Tanga who was suffering from pleomophic adenoma for 6 years. The tumor started as slowly growing mass which increased to attain a shiny, lobulated appearance. The patient had been treated unsuccessfully by various tradition healers. Finally, he went to Teule Hospital were he was referred to Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH) for further investigations and management. At MNH, a fi ne needle aspiration was done and a diagnosis of pleomophic adenoma was made. The tumor was surgically removed and the patient recovered with good prognosis

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Pleomorphic adenoma, Salivary gland oplasms, Muhimbili National Hospital
Subjects: Health Systems > Community Health
Divisions: Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS)
Depositing User: Mr Joseph Madata
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2015 07:54
Last Modified: 18 Feb 2015 07:54

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