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The Anatolian Journal of Family Medicine Giant Pleomorphic Adenoma of Submandibular Gland [anatol j fm]
anatol j fm. Ahead of Print: ANATOLJFM-07830 | DOI: 10.5505/anatoljfm.2021.07830

Giant Pleomorphic Adenoma of Submandibular Gland

Shi Nee Tan1, Rubinderan Muthusamy2
1Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery Hospital Lahad Datu, Jln Lahad Datu - Tawau, 91100 Lahad Datu, Sabah, Malaysia
2Department of Oral Maxillofacial, Hospital Lahad Datu, Jln Lahad Datu - Tawau, 91100 Lahad Datu, Sabah, Malaysia

Introduction: Benign tumour of submandibular glands are rare, however amongst those which happen, pleomorphic adenoma (PA) is the most common type. Although it has been reported in several case reports, giant pleomorphic adenoma is extremely uncommon. These tumours are usually painless and slow growing but when neglectedon some occasions, the long standing size and weight can augment surgical excision.
Case presentation: We report a rare unusual case of a giant submandibular pleomorphic adenoma in a 46 years old male patient which measured 9.1cm x8.9cm x9.1cm with the management there after being discussed.
Conclusion: Patient usually tend not to seek out for medical treatment till it became gigantic. Neglecting such tumors can cause unsightful appearance due to the gigantic mass and in a worse case scenario may even cause airway obstruction if it continue to enlarge.

Keywords: Giant pleomorphic adenoma, Submandibular tumours, Neck mass



Corresponding Author: Rubinderan Muthusamy, Malaysia
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