Indian Journal of Medical Research

CLINICAL IMAGES
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 144  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 485--486

Giant pleomorphic adenoma of submandibular gland


Sladjana Petrovic1, Dragan Petrović2,  
1 Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Niš, Niš, Serbia
2 Department of Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Niš, Niš, Serbia

Correspondence Address:
Sladjana Petrovic
Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Niš, Niš
Serbia




How to cite this article:
Petrovic S, Petrović D. Giant pleomorphic adenoma of submandibular gland.Indian J Med Res 2016;144:485-486


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Petrovic S, Petrović D. Giant pleomorphic adenoma of submandibular gland. Indian J Med Res [serial online] 2016 [cited 2019 Nov 17 ];144:485-486
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A 76 year old female patient presented to the department of Maxillofacial Surgery Dental Clinic in Nis, Serbia, in February 2014 with a large mass on the right side of the neck [Figure 1]a and [Figure 1]b. The mass developed over the last 17 years. Physical examination showed pended, lobulated mass from the right submandibular region to the base of the neck. No cervical lymphadenopathy was found. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography revealed heterogeneous, lobulated contrast-enhancing lesion of 40 × 25 × 31 cm size [Figure 2]a and [Figure 2]b. The lesion was characterized by the compression and displacement of the airway, carotid artery and internal jugular vein without infiltration [Figure 2]a and [Figure 2]b.{Figure 1}{Figure 2}

The patient underwent surgical therapy with complete surgical removal of the tumour mass weighting 3.5 kg. Histopathology showed submandibular gland pleomorphic adenoma composed of myxoid stroma and epithelial cells [Figure 3]. The follow up period was 18 months, with no evidence of recurrence [Figure 4]. This is a rare case of giant pleomorphic adenoma of submandibular gland with atypical location, long evolution without malignant alteration and complete surgical removal.{Figure 3}{Figure 4}

 Acknowledgment



Authors acknowledge the contribution of Dr Ivica Vucković, Department of Maxillofacial Surgery, Niš, Serbia.