Pleomorphic Adenoma

  • Joaquín J. García


Pleomorphic adenoma is the benign counterpart of carcinoma ex pleomorphic adenoma. Pleomorphic adenoma affects children and adults and presents at a mean age of approximately 45 years. Women are involved more than men. The majority of cases involve the parotid gland, presenting as single or multiple masses. Pleomorphic adenoma may be well-circumscribed or multinodular, comprised of multiple cell types (ductal, myoepithelial, and chondromyxoid stromal), and exhibit a variety of architectural patterns (solid, cystic, and cartilaginous) (Figs. 22.1, 22.2, 22.3, 22.4, 22.5, 22.6, 22.7, 22.8, 22.9, 22.10, 22.11, 22.12, 22.13, 22.14, 22.15, 22.16, 22.17, 22.18, 22.19, 22.20, 22.21, 22.22, 22.23, 22.24, 22.25, 22.26, 22.28, 22.29, 22.30, 22.31, 22.32, 22.33, 22.34, 22.35 and 22.36).


Mixed tumor Benign mixed tumor 

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  • Joaquín J. García
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  1. 1.Mayo Clinic School of Medicine, Department of Laboratory Medicine & PathologyMayo Clinic RochesterRochesterUSA

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