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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 277-280

Recurrent pleomorphic adenoma of the upper lip: Case report and review of the literature

1 Maxillofacial Surgery, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria, Nigeria
2 Dental and Maxillofacial Surgery, Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja, Nigeria
3 Laboratory Department, Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja, Nigeria Institution Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja, Nigeria

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DOI: 10.4103/1115-2613.278940

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INTRODUCTION Pleomorphic adenoma or mixed tumour is a benign salivary gland tumour, presenting usually in the parotid or submandibular glands. This tumour contains elements of both epithelial and mesenchymal origin. They are the most common tumours (50%), (60-65%) of the major and minor salivary glands. The palate is considered as the most common intraoral site (42.8–68.8%),followed by the upper lip (10.1%) and cheek (5.5%). CASE REPORT A 37 year old female Nigerian house wife was seen with a four year history of painless slowly progressive upper lip swelling. Prior to her presentation, she had surgery for same swelling in a peripheral hospital. All other histories were not significant. CONCLUSION PA remains the commonest benign minor salivary gland neoplasm and excision with safe margins the treatment of choice.

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