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Carcinoma Ex Pleomorphic Adenoma of Upper Lip: An Unusual Presentation

Devarshi Nandi, S Shivaprasad, L Ashok, BR Ahmed Mujib

Citation Information : Nandi D, Shivaprasad S, Ashok L, Ahmed Mujib B. Carcinoma Ex Pleomorphic Adenoma of Upper Lip: An Unusual Presentation. World J Dent 2010; 1 (2):121-124.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10015-1025

Published Online: 01-09-2010

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2010; The Author(s).


Carcinoma ex-pleomorphic adenoma is a rare salivary gland malignancy, usually derived from a long-standing or recurrent benign tumor, the pleomorphic adenoma.1 This rare tumor comprises less than 4% of salivary gland neoplasms and 11.6% of salivary gland carcinomas. They mostly involve the “major” salivary glands1 and their occurrence in the minor salivary gland is considered rare, especially in the upper lip. So far there is only one report of CXPA occurring in the upper lip in the literature.13 Hereby, we present a case of carcinoma ex-pleomorphic adenoma in a 52-year-old woman who reported to our department with a painful swelling on the upper lip which was diagnosed and treated successfully.

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