Published: 2019-09-25

Giant pleomorphic adenoma of submandibular salivary gland: a case report

Nazia T. Sheikh, Rahil Muzaffar, Sumat UL Khurshid


The most common benign salivary gland tumor is the pleomorphic adenoma (PA). They can attain grotesque proportions and weigh several kilograms. They can cause facial disfigurement and, if untreated, could lead to airway compromise. Authors report a case of a large PA arising from the right submandibular salivary gland in a 48-year-old male. The lesion measured 9cmx8cmx5cm.


Carcinoma ex pleomorphic adenoma, Facial deformity, Giant pleomorphic adenoma, Mixed tumor, Submandibular tumor

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