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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
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?
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
My mum was diagnosed with pleomorphic parotid adenoma and she has a heart condition. Is an operation really necessary? My mum is 79
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