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Otolaryngol Pol. 2009 Sep;63(7):87-8. doi: 10.1016/S0030-6657(09)70197-0.

[Huge pleomorphic adenoma of deap lobe origin in the parotid gland].

[Article in Polish]

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  • 1Klinika Laryngologii w Zabrzu, Slaskiego Uniwersytetu Medycznego w Katowicach.


Pleomorphic adenoma (PA) is a the most frequent benign tumor of the parotid gland, although in some cases it can turn malignant (3-4%). Usually it grows slow and is removed surgically as a small tumor (average diameter 2-6 cm). Most huge PA tumors that can be found in the literature are of superficial lobe origin. In the present paper we presented a case of 38-year-old male patient with PA of parotid glad achieving 10 x 15 cm tumor and of deep lobe origin. Total parotidectomy with facial nerve preservation was chosen as a treatment. No postoperative neurological deficiencies was found and no further treatment was needed.

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