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Alternative Treatments For Pleomorphic Adenoma
Primary tx: Superficial parotidectomy is the treatment of choice for most benign tumors in the superficial lobe. ...Read more
We use the term pleomorphic often in pathology; it literally means "many shapes". Pleomorphic cells in a tumor may tell of the genetic instability that's central to cancer, but the benign pleomorphic adenoma of the salivary glands merely has many different tissue types. The ...Read more
Hi. I need help. Will you please tell me or explain to me the pathophysiology of pleomorphic adenoma? Thanks
Little to it: The anatomic pathology of pleomorphic adenoma is amazingly complex, and we are learning a bit about its molecular biology. The lesions are benign but locally destructive, especially endangering the facial nerve if in the parotid. Wide excision is required as the lesion sends out projections. Around 1% is the site of origin for a real cancer. ...Read more
I ve 1.8cm *1.3cm pleomorphic adenoma on superficial lobe of patotid gland. Scared to do surgery. Possible complications of surgery? Postoperative care?
I am suffering from pleomorphic adenoma I.e benign tumour of partoid gland. I have already undergone for parotidectomy for three times. What can I do?
Medical School: See the best head and neck (ENT) surgeon at the closest University Medical Center near you. ...Read more
If you had a benign pleomorphic adenoma in a minor salivary gland for approx 5 years would you have it surgically removed?
Could my son get cancer if he was diagnosed with pleomorphic adenoma, 3 tumors in the neck and 1 in cheek?
Rarely: Pleiomorphic adenomas are benign tumors of saliva glands. It is unusual for them to be in the neck itself, but they can arise "rests" of salivary tissue in the neck. They tend not to spread to other parts of the body but can grow back in the areas where they arose in about 20% of patients who had surgery. Rarely they can turn cancerous and spread to other organs. Best wishes. ...Read more
My son was diagnosed with pleomorphic adenoma, 3 tumors in the neck and 1 in cheek. Could this become cancer?
My mum was diagnosed with pleomorphic parotid adenoma and she has a heart condition. Is an operation really necessary? My mum is 79
What do you suggest if my son was diagnosed with pleomorphic adenoma, 3 tumors in the neck and 1 in cheek. Can this turn into cancer?
Early ENTinvolvement: Close follow-up with the ENT, surgical resection is required. Yes, these have a high rate of malignant transformation. ...Read more
I have had surgery twice of the parotid gland (pleomorphic adenoma). Now from last 1 month my intra parotid lymph nodes are swollen, why?
Many possible reason: If you are certain this is an intraparotid lymph node (as opposed to a nodule of recurrence of pleomorphic adenoma), there could be many possible causes ranging from some infection, to inflammatory diseases either specific to the parotid or more general, to some other tumor. The person who did your most recent parotid surgery is probably in the best position to answer this question. ...Read more
What is the likelihood of a repeat pleomorphic adenoma causing damage to the mandibular nerve when the tumor is located low internally in the right neck/jaw and close to the jugular. The child had her first removed in 2009 when she was 9, she is no
Will hole in roof of mouth to sinus area from pleomorphic adenoma removal heal closed or will I require another surgery?
Few days ago I have left parotid pleomorphic adenoma Specimen Type left superfacial parotid gland but after surgery I have salivary leakage probl?
Fistula: It sounds like you have a salivary fistula which is a rare complication of partial parotidectomy. Usually will close spontaneously in a few weeks and very rarely persists for months or chronically. However, since you are "fresh post-op"only a few days after surgery, PLEASE call the surgeon and make sure s/he sees you. Get well soon ...Read more
Small pleomorphic adenoma (<2cm) on postero inferior part of superficial parotid gland. Traditional incision needed? Anyone do micro parotidectomy in ct?
Traditional incision: Pleomorphic adenoma of the superficial lobe of parotid requires removal of the superficial lobe. This operation is not performed on the lobe per se but on identifying the facial nerve and its branches and lifting the lobe off the nerve. The incision is designed to give landmarks that define the trunk of the nerve as it comes out of the stylomastoid foramen. Procedure this way is under 1 hr. ...Read more
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