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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 101-104

Submandibular pleomorphic adenoma in a male: An unusual case report

1 Department of General Surgery, Kakatiya Medical College, Warangal, Telangana, India
2 Department of General Surgery, Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences, Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh, India
3 Department of General Surgery, GMERS Medical College, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India

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Dr. Tarun Kumar Suvvari
Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences, Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ksj.ksj_6_22

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Pleomorphic adenoma (PA) of the submandibular gland is a very unusual neoplasm and comprises only 8%–10% of all benign tumours, most commonly affecting females between 30 and 50 years of age. In this case report, we described a case of a 36-year-old male patient who presented with swelling in the left neck region for 5 years, associated with dull aching pain and increased salivation. The ultrasonography and plain computed tomography (CT) of the neck revealed iso-hypointense lesions arising from the left submandibular gland. Fine needle aspiration cytology of the swelling revealed sheets and clusters of cells with an eccentric nucleus in the chondromyxoid and haemorrhagic background, and a probable diagnosis of PA was made based on Milan's scoring system. The patient underwent an excision of the gland. Post-operative biopsy showed islands of mesenchymal and epithelial components with intervening fibrous tissue and areas of haemorrhage, confirming the diagnosis of submandibular PA.

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