Nasopharyngeal Pleomorphic Adenoma: A Rare Case Report and Review of the Literature


CELIK S., KILIC O., ZENGINKINET T., Kalcioglu M. T.

CASE REPORTS IN OTOLARYNGOLOGY, vol.2018, 2018 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 2018
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1155/2018/2481370
  • Journal Name: CASE REPORTS IN OTOLARYNGOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index

Abstract

Salivary gland tumors are rare among all head and neck tumors. Pleomorphic adenoma (PA) is the most commonly seen subtype, and 85% of the cases are located in the parotid gland. PA may very rarely be seen in minor salivary glands. Minor salivary gland PAs are mostly located in the hard and soft palates. Nasopharyngeal PA is very rare, and a total of 8 cases have been published to date. In this case report, a 51-year-old female patient who had nasopharyngeal PA with chondroid metaplasia is presented, and we review the relevant literature.