KBB-Forum 2005 , Cilt 4, Sayı 2


Dr. Kayhan ÖZTÜRK1, Dr. Hüseyin YAMAN1, Dr. Hatice TOY2, Dr. Hamdi ARBAĞ1, Dr. Duygu KÖROĞLU1, Dr. Bedri ÖZER1
1Selçuk Üniversitesi Meram Tıp Fakültesi, Kulak Burun Boğaz, Konya, Türkiye
2Selçuk Üniversitesi Meram Tıp Fakültesi, Patoloji, Konya, Türkiye
Pleomorphic adenoma or benign mixed tumor is the most common tumor of the salivary glands, and it occurs mainly in the parotid gland. The most common location of minor salivary glands is the hard palate. It appears as painless swelling with a slow growing of salivary gland. We presented three different patients with pleomorphic adenoma in the hard palate. Histologically, these tumors contain of both epithelial and mesenchymal tissues. Complete excision is usually curative. Although a benign tumor, it was reported recurrence and malign degeneration as our one patient. Keywords : Hard palate, pleomorphic adenoma, management, recurrence