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CASE REPORT
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 247-249

A benign salivary gland tumor of minor salivary gland mimicking an epithelial malignancy


1 Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Subharti Dental College, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Orthodontics, Subharti Dental College, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Vandana Reddy
Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Subharti Dental College, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0976-237X.156058

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Pleomorphic adenoma (PA) is the most common benign tumor of major or minor salivary glands. Microscopically, PA exhibits a great diversity of morphological aspects. Here, we present an unusual case of PA with extensive squamous metaplasia and keratin-filled cysts in the left retromolar region of a 50-year-old edentulous person whose microscopic finding may represent a diagnostic dilemma for pathologists.


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