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Case Reports in Otolaryngology
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 712873, 3 pages
Case Report

A Rare Case of Nasopharyngeal Pleomorphic Adenoma

Otolaringology, Audiology and Phoniatric Unit, University of Pisa, Via Paradisa 2, 56126 Pisa, Italy

Received 12 February 2013; Accepted 11 April 2013

Academic Editors: K. Morshed and G. Zhou

Copyright © 2013 S. Berrettini 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.


Salivary gland tumors are rare. The majority of these tumors are benign and about 70% are pleomorphic adenomas (PA). Nasopharynx is an unusual site for the PA tumor. Only six cases are presented in the literature from 1990 to 2011. The diagnosis of this disease is linked to the sum of imaging tests, clinical and histological study of the mass of the above. The radiologic features of noninvasion of surrounding structures give the first clue to the benign lesion. From the review of the literature and our experience is identified as the gold standard in surgical treatment for this condition. Thanks to the endoscopic surgery, we can perform a complete resection of the lesion without damaging adjacent structures. We presented a case of pleomorphic adenoma of nasopharynx with literature review.