Pleomorphic adenoma is a noncancerous salivary gland tumor that most commonly affects the parotid gland. Females are more commonly affected by pleomorphic adenoma than men. Difficulty in swallowing and chewing, hearing impairment, and muscle weakness of the face are its common symptoms. Surgery is the most common treatment for pleomorphic adenoma
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A firm, smooth, dome-shaped, non-tender lump under my lower lip was removed by a surgeon for a biopsy. Before removal, it grew one cm in diameter. Could it be a malignant lesion?
Query: Hello doctor, A few weeks ago, a yellowish, firm, dome-shaped smooth lump started to grow under my lower lip. It was visible only after pulling the lip down. My oral and maxillofacial surgeon suspected it could be a minor salivary gland tumor, so he removed the lesion with the salivary gland and sen... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. All benign and malignant oral cavity tumors have very similar features; hence, a biopsy is needed when we suspect a tumor in the initial visit, irrespective of the color. We cannot establish a confirmative diagnosis unless the cell type is studied under the microscop... Read Full »