• 1 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Melaka Manipal Medical College, Bukit Baru, Melaka, Malaysia
  • 2 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, RajaRajeswari Dental College and Hospital, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
  • 3 Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Melaka Manipal Medical College, Bukit Baru, Melaka, Malaysia
BMJ Case Rep, 2021 Jun 14;14(6).
PMID: 34127499 DOI: 10.1136/bcr-2020-238759


Pleomorphic adenoma, otherwise called as benign mixed tumour, is the most common salivary gland tumour which accounts for 60% of all benign salivary gland tumours. The clinical, radiological and histopathological presentations are varied. The tumour occurs in diverse anatomical sites and can consist of epithelial and mesenchymal components. In this case report, the patient reported with an asymptomatic swelling on the face. CT scan with contrast was advised. The clinical, roentgenographic findings and Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology were indicative of pleomorphic adenoma of the parotid gland. Treatment included partial superficial parotidectomy under general anaesthesia using the modified Blair's incision. The facial nerve was not involved. Part of the gland along with the tumour was resected completely superficial to the facial nerve with a margin of normal tissue all around. Histopathologic examination of tissue specimen confirmed the lesion as pleomorphic adenoma. The patient was asymptomatic at 6-month follow-up.

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