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Case Reports in Otolaryngology
Volume 2012, Article ID 470652, 3 pages
Case Report

Pleomorphic Adenoma of the Cervical Heterotopic Salivary Gland: A Case Report

1Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz 5174867773, Iran
2Department of Pathology, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz 5174867773, Iran

Received 11 September 2011; Accepted 31 October 2011

Academic Editors: E. Mevio and A. Rapoport

Copyright © 2012 Saman Vegari et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Introduction. Although pleomorphic adenoma is the most common neoplasm of the salivary glands, this tumor most commonly involves the minor salivary glands of palatal and rarely occurs in cervical region. Case Report. A 21-year-old female referred to our clinic due to painless mass of right upper region of neck. After paraclinical and pathologic evaluation, it was diagnosed as cervical pleomorphic adenoma. Conclusion. Pleomorphic adenoma may be rarely involving the neck. Although the prognosis is good, the choice treatment is the complete resection of the tumor.