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Rare Tumors. 2012 Jan 2;4(1):e16. doi: 10.4081/rt.2012.e16. Epub 2012 Mar 8.

Pleomorphic adenoma of the vulva, clinical reminder of a rare occurrence.

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Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA.


Pleomorphic adenoma, also known as mixed tumor, is a benign tumor which typically presents as a painless and persistent mass. The majority of pleomorphic adenomas involve the salivary glands, most commonly the parotid gland. Other sites include breast and skin. It is a rare tumor in the vulva. In this article we are reporting a case of pleomorphic adenoma of labia with characteristic pathologic and clinical findings, as reminder of a common benign neoplasm occurring with rare locality.


mixed tumor; pleomorphic adenoma; salivary glands; vulva.

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