North American Journal of Medical Sciences

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

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

Ilker Sengul1, Demet Sengul2, Duygu Aribas3 
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

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.

How to cite this article:
Sengul I, Sengul D, Aribas D. Pleomorphic adenoma of the lower lip: A rare site of location.North Am J Med Sci 2011;3:299-301

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Sengul I, Sengul D, Aribas D. Pleomorphic adenoma of the lower lip: A rare site of location. North Am J Med Sci [serial online] 2011 [cited 2022 Jun 25 ];3:299-301
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