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Pleomorphic adenoma of the buccal mucosa: a rare entity


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Abstract

Pleomorphic adenoma is the most common salivary gland tumor, accounting for about 60% of all the salivary gland neoplasm’s. It mainly arises from the parotid glands and it involves the minor salivary glands in approximately 8% of the cases, with the hard palate being the most common site of its occurrence. We herein report a very rare case of pleomorphic adenoma of the buccal mucosa in a 40-year-old female which posed as a diagnostic conundrum.

Keywords

buccal mucosa, minor salivary glands, pleomorphic adenoma, ultrasonography, fine needle aspiration cytology, diagnostic dilemma, cytology, mesenchymal components, dispersed chromatin, pleomorphic adenoma, nasal cavity, salivary glands, genetic aberrations, cytomorphology, immunocytochemistry

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