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Basal cell adenoma in a relatively rare site

Author(s): Gupta Nidhi | Jadhav Kiran | Ahmed Mujib B | Amberkar Vikram

Journal: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
ISSN 0973-029X

Volume: 13;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 101;
Date: 2009;
Original page

Keywords: Basal cell adenoma | monomorphic adenoma | squamous morules | pancytokeratin | alpha smooth muscle actin

Basal cell adenoma (BCA) of the salivary glands is an uncommon type of monomorphic adenoma. Its most frequent location is the parotid gland. It usually appears as a firm and mobile slow-growing mass. Histologically, it is seen as nests of isomorphic cells and interlaced trabeculae with a prominent basal membrane. There is also slack, hyaline stroma with absence of a myxoid or chondroid component. We describe a case of BCA of palatal minor salivary glands, a rare site for its occurrence. We also briefly review the literature on the same.

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