Recurrent Pleomorphic Adenoma
A 29-year-old male presented for evaluation of an enlarging 4.5 cm firm but mobile mass of the left cheek. He additionally desired revision for a scar that resulted from a prior surgical procedure wherein the patient described undergoing surgery 12 years earlier for a “cyst” in the same region of the face. The patient stated that the surgery was terminated mid-procedure due to concern for the surrounding salivary gland.
KeywordsMyoepithelial Cell Pleomorphic Adenoma Salivary Gland Tumor Salivary Gland Tissue Superficial Parotidectomy
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