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Pleomorphic adenoma of the hard palate

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Author(s): Kaur S | Thami G | Nagarkar N

Journal: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology
ISSN 0378-6323

Volume: 68;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 74;
Date: 2003;
Original page

Keywords: Pleomorphic adenoma | Minor salivary glands | Hard palate

ABSTRACT
Pleomorphic adenoma is a benign tumor of the salivary glands that has elements of both epithelial and mesenchymal tissues. The tumor most commonly arises in the parotid or submandibular glands. Infrequently, it may arise from the minor salivary glands and present as an intraoral mass over the palate or lip. We report a patient with pleomorphic adenoma over the hard palate, which resembled common intraoral diseases like condyloma acuminata, oral papilloma and squamous cell carcinoma.
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