Clin Oncol | Volume 5, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Pleomorphic Adenoma of Palate: A Case Report

Sachin S Kadam1*, Gajanan Kanitkar2, Vishwanath Jigjinni3 and Tejaswini Kadam4

1Department of Surgical Oncology, Vedant Cancer and Multispecialty Hospital, India
2Department of Surgical Oncology, Kamalnayan Bajaj Cancer Center, India
3Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Kamalnayan Bajaj Cancer Center, India
4Department of Ophthalmology, Conwest & Jain Superspecialty Eye Hospital, India

*Correspondance to: Sachin S Kadam 

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Introduction: Pleomorphic Adenoma (PA) is the most common tumor of major and minor salivary glands. The most common intraoral site for PA is the palate.
Case Report: 23 year old young male presented with complains of hard, painless mass over the palate more on left side for the last 10 months. On examination, a firm, well-circumscribed, smooth, non tender, fixed mass was present over the hard palate measuring 3 cm × 3 cm. Outside FNAC report was suggestive of benign tumor most probably pleomorphic adenoma. MRI showed
a well defined, lobulated enhancing lesion in the left half of hard palate with no locally infiltrative features. We excised the tumor with overlying mucosa with adequate margins and specimen sent for frozen section. Frozen section reported as pleomorphic adenoma of palate. Then we planned for reconstruction of the palatal defect with greater palatine artery based palatal rotational flap. At one year of follow up, patient was free from disease with healthy flap.
Conclusion: The definitive treatment protocol for pleomorphic adenoma of palate is its complete surgical excision with removal of entire specimen to avoid recurrence.


Palate; Pleomorphic; Adenoma; Salivary gland


Kadam SS, Kanitkar G, Jigjinni V, Kadam T. Pleomorphic Adenoma of Palate: A Case Report. Clin Oncol. 2020;5:1717..

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