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Case Reports in Otolaryngology
Volume 2012, Article ID 537381, 3 pages
Case Report

Myoepithelial Cell-Rich Pleormorphic Adenoma of Minor Salivary Gland of Parapharyngeal Space

1Department of E.N.T, S.M.S. Medical College and Hospital, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302004, India
2Department of E.N.T, N.K.P. Salve Institute and Lata Mangeshkar Hospital, Nagpur, Maharashtra 440019, India
3S.D.M. Hospital, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302004, India

Received 29 April 2012; Accepted 24 June 2012

Academic Editors: A. Rapoport and A. Taş

Copyright © 2012 Digvijay Singh Rawat 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.


Parapharyngeal space tumors are rare and constitute only 0.5–1.0% of head and neck tumors. Minor salivary gland tumor is still rare in parapharyngeal space. We are reporting a case of pleomorphic adenoma of minor salivary gland of parapharyngeal space. A 42-year-old female presented with a history of mass in the oropharynx for 3 years. She presented with “hot potato voice” and dysphagia. CECT and MRI were done, showing large parapharyngeal space tumor. FNAC was suspicious for tumor of nerve cell origin. Tumor was excised using “paramedian mandibulotomy with mandibular swing approach”. Histopathological examination was inconclusive, suggesting possibility of extraskeletal myxoid chondrosarcoma, solitary fibrous tumor, neurogenic tumor. On immunohistochemistry, tumor was positive for cytokeratin, EMA (dim), S-100, and P 63 and negative for SMA thus proving the case as myoepithelial cell-rich pleomorphic adenoma.