Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 563--567

Rare histologic presentation of pleomorphic adenoma: A diagnostic dilemma


T Radhika1, S Uma Maheswari1, K Senthil Kumar2, Nadeem Jeddy1 
1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and Oral Microbiology, Thai Moogambigai Dental College and Hospital, Dr.MGR Educational and Research Institute University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Thai Moogambigai Dental College and Hospital, Dr.MGR Educational and Research Institute University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
T Radhika
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and Oral Microbiology, Thai Moogambigai Dental College and Hospital, Dr.MGR Educational and Research Institute University, Golden George Nagar, Mugappair, Chennai - 600 107, Tamil Nadu
India

Pleomorphic adenoma is the most common benign salivary gland tumor deriving its name from varied morphological patterns in histopathology. The presence of chondromyxoid stroma in histopathology is characteristic of pleomorphic adenoma. Cellular variants without characteristic chondromyxoid stroma are rare and often pose a diagnostic challenge. We report a case of pleomorphic adenoma involving minor salivary glands of the palate presenting with a predominantly cellular histopathology. Immunohistochemical workup was pivotal in the diagnosis of this challenging case.


How to cite this article:
Radhika T, Maheswari S U, Kumar K S, Jeddy N. Rare histologic presentation of pleomorphic adenoma: A diagnostic dilemma.J Oral Maxillofac Pathol 2020;24:563-567


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Radhika T, Maheswari S U, Kumar K S, Jeddy N. Rare histologic presentation of pleomorphic adenoma: A diagnostic dilemma. J Oral Maxillofac Pathol [serial online] 2020 [cited 2021 Feb 28 ];24:563-567
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