Concurrent pleomorphic adenoma in parapharyngeal space and submandibular gland.
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BACKGROUND: Pleomorphic adenoma in the parapharyngeal space either occurs de novo or as an extension from the deep lobe of the parotid gland. CASE PRESENTATION: A rare synchronous occurrence of pleomorphic adenoma in the parapharyngeal space and submandibular gland of a 48-year-old Nigerian male is reported. CONCLUSION: Pleomorphic adenoma concurrent in the parapharyngeal space and submandibular gland is very rare. A complete surgical excision of both tumors is the treatment of choice.
Pleomorphic adenoma , Concurrent , Submandibular , Parapharyngeal
Ladeinde AL, Adeyemo WL, Bamgbose BO, Ogunlewe MO, Ajayi FO. Concurrent pleomorphic adenoma in parapharyngeal space and submandibular gland. World J Surg Oncol. 2004 Mar 18;2:6.