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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 299-301

Pleomorphic adenoma of the lower lip: A rare site of location

1 Department of General Surgery, Giresun University Faculty of Medicine, Giresun, Turkey
2 Department of Pathology, Prof. Dr. A. Ilhan Ozdemir State Hospital, Giresun, Turkey
3 The Clinic of Pathology, Sistem Laboratories, Demetevler, Ankara, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Ilker Sengul
Vice Dean, The Founder Chairman of Department of General Surgery, Substitute Surgeon General (Head-Doctor) of Giresun University Health Practicing and Research Hospital, Substitute Chairman of Department of Radiodiagnostics, Giresun University Faculty of Medicine, 28100 Giresun
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Context: Pleomorphic adenoma is the most common neoplasm of the minor salivary glands which are uncommon among the entire salivary gland tumors. The lower lip is a very rare site of occurrence for pleomorphic adenoma. We intended to present a case of pleomorphic adenoma of the lower lip. Case Report: A 49-year-old Turkish man presented with the painless mass on his lower lip. A total excision was choiced for the mass by both we and the patient because of some cosmetic reasons. The histopathological evaluation revealed the diagnosis of pleomorphic adenoma and neither complication nor recurrence was observed during a clinical follow-up for 40 months. Conclusions: A clinician should be vigilant for the possibility of existence of a pleomorphic adenoma located on the lower lip even it is rare. Once it is diagnosed concisely, a wide excision is suggested in general if there is no cosmetic care and no risk of damage to functional structures of head and neck.

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