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[ Report ] Volume 24, Issue 3, 2015, Pages 277-280
Pleomorphic adenoma or mixed tumour is a benign salivary gland tumour, presenting usually in the parotid or
submandibular glands.This tumour contains elements of both epithelial and mesenchymal origin.They are the most
common tumours (50%), (60-65%) of the major and minor salivary glands.The palate is considered as the most
common intraoral site (42.8–68.8%),followed by the upper lip (10.1%) and cheek (5.5%).
A 37 year old female Nigerian house wife was seen with a four year history of painless slowly progressive upper lip
swelling. Prior to her presentation, she had surgery for same swelling in a peripheral hospital.All other histories
were not significant.
PA remains the commonest benign minor salivary gland neoplasm and excision with safe margins the treatment of
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