ePlasty: Vol. 14
An Incidental Finding of Pleomorphic Adenoma of the Minor Salivary Glands in the Skin Area of the Lower Lip
Aditya Sood, MD, MBA, Stella Chung, BA, and Ramazi O. Datiashvili, MD, PhD

Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Rutgers University/New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ

Correspondence: asood17@gmail@com
Keywords: pleomorphic adenoma, salivary gland tumors, minor salivary gland facial mass, facial pain

Salivary gland tumors are uncommonly seen and account for less than 3% of the head and neck tumors. Pleomorphic adenoma is a well-described benign tumor of the salivary glands, originating from myoepithelial and intercalated duct cells. It is most commonly found in major salivary glands. We present a rare and unusual case of pleomorphic adenoma of the minor salivary glands in the lower lip. The tumor was diagnosed upon excision of 1.5 × 1.2 cm2 well-circumscribed nodule at the junction of the lower lip and chin in a 46-year-old man. The histopathological analysis confirmed presence of an epithelial salivary gland tumor with islands of plasmacytoid cells, and duct-like structures within a variable and mixed stroma.

Salivary gland tumors are rare and seen in less than 3% of all head and neck tumors. .......