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Soft palatal pleomorphic adenoma with dystrophic calcifications and upper airway obstruction


1 Department of Surgery, Otorhinolaryngology Unit, Ben Carson School of Medicine, Babcock University, Ogun State, Nigeria
2 Department of Surgery, Anaesthesia Unit, Ben Carson School of Medicine, Babcock University, Ogun State, Nigeria
3 Department of Surgery, Oral and Maxillofacial Unit, Ben Carson School of Medicine, Babcock University, Ogun State, Nigeria
4 Department of Histopathology, Ben Carson School of Medicine, Babcock University, Ogun State, Nigeria

Correspondence Address:
Adekunle Moses Adetayo,
Department of Surgery, Oral and Maxillofacial Unit, Ben Carson School of Medicine, Babcock University, Ilishan Remo, Ogun State
Nigeria
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DOI: 10.4103/jmedsci.jmedsci_216_20

Pleomorphic salivary adenoma (PSA) is a benign tumor composed of epithelial and mesenchymal elements. Approximately 10% of pleomorphic adenomas occur in the minor salivary glands, with the palate being the most common site. Mesenchymal elements in PSA are capable of giving rise to various components that are usually seen in the tumor. Still, the presence of calcifications either from degenerations or the mesenchymal elements is rare. We are reporting a case of giant pleomorphic adenoma of the soft palate with dystrophic calcification and significant upper aerodigestive obstruction in a 49-year-old Nigerian. Surgical excision was done under general anesthesia via oral route.


 

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