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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 62  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 117-118

Intraductal pseudopodia in pleomorphic adenoma of parotid gland


1 Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
3 Department of Pathology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

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Rajeev Kumar
Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Room No. 4057, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi - 110 029
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DOI: 10.4103/IJPM.IJPM_307_17

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Pleomorphic adenoma is the most common salivary gland tumor. Pseudopodia are finger-like projections extending beyond the tumor capsule, seen in pleomorphic adenoma. If not resected completely, these pseudopodia may increase the risk of recurrence after excision of pleomorphic adenoma. While performing a total conservative parotidectomy for the pleomorphic adenoma of the parotid gland, we encountered tumor in the Stensen's duct. On pathological examination, the tumor was not involving the wall of the duct but was passing through the lumen, like a pseudopod. During parotidectomy, the surgeon should inspect the lumen of parotid duct for the presence of any tumor. Pseudopodia of pleomorphic adenoma may extend into the lumen and if not addressed adequately may lead to recurrence of the tumor.


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