Dual pathology of the submandibular gland: plasmacytoma and pleomorphic adenoma

Menon, Shalini S and Pujary, Kailesh and Valiathan, Manna (2014) Dual pathology of the submandibular gland: plasmacytoma and pleomorphic adenoma. BMJ Case Report. pp. 1-4. ISSN 1757-790X

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Synchronous tumours of different histological types involving the salivary gland are very rare. There have been cases reported in the literature of such tumours occurring in the parotid gland. A 52-year-old man presented with a 4-year history of gradually increasing painless swelling in the right submandibular region. The ultrasound scan of the neck showed features suggestive of a submandibular sialadenitis. The right submandibular gland was then surgically excised and sent for histopathological examination. The features showed a unique dual pathology of the submandibular gland, that is, a plasmacytoma and a pleomorphic adenoma. Such a synchronous double pathology involving the submandibular gland has not been reported in the literature. A review of the literature suggests a good prognosis for the extramedullary plasmacytoma, provided multiple myeloma is ruled out. In 18 months of follow-up, the patient has been asymptomatic with a negative myeloma workup.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > ENT
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Pathology
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2014 10:58
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2014 10:58
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/139103

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