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2017 Month : June Volume : 3 Issue : 1 Page : 9-10

PLEOMORPHIC ADENOMA OF PAROTID GLAND ON FNAC- A CASE REPORT.

Vaibhav Pandurang Mane1, Vishrabdha Rahul Pawar2, D. G. Mote3

Corresponding Author:
Dr. Vaibhav Pandurang Mane,
Flat No. 1, Shri Ram Shailya Apt.,
Neminathnagar, Sangli-416415.
E-mail: vaishnavilab1060@gmail.com

ABSTRACT

BACKGROUND

Salivary gland neoplasms are less common. Benign neoplasms are most common. Parotid gland is affected more frequently as compared to other salivary glands. In salivary gland, pleomorphic adenoma is the most common benign neoplasm and mostly seen in parotid gland.(1,2,3) The “pleomorphic” nature of the tumour can be explained on the basis of its epithelial and myoepithelial elements with mucoid, myxoid or chondroid tissue in a mucopolysaccharide stroma.(1,4,5) The tumour has a female predilection between 30 and 50 years of age.(1,3,4) Slowly progressing asymptomatic swelling is the usual presentation of the tumour. Surgical excision of the tumour mass forms the mainstay of treatment with utmost care taken to preserve the facial nerve.(6,7) Fine-Needle Aspiration Cytology (FNAC) of the salivary gland is a sensitive and specific technique used in the diagnosis of lesions of the salivary gland.(8,9) On FNAC, adequately cellular aspirates make distinction easy in most cases. However, sparse cellularity makes diagnosis difficult partly due to lack of observer familiarity with the different patterns.(8,9,10) The diagnosis of Pleomorphic Adenoma (PA) can be made accurately, but this common salivary gland neoplasm can be diagnostically challenging causing pitfalls in cytodiagnosis.

KEYWORDS

Pleomorphic, Salivary Gland, FNAC, Adenoma.

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