Adenoma

Parathyroid adenoma

July 13, 2014     Lester D.R. Thompson, MD
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Most of these lesions are identified in glands within their usual anatomic location instead of in an ectopic or supernumerary site.

Parathyroid adenoma in a woman with secondary hyperparathyroidism

May 7, 2014     Darrin V. Bann, PhD; Neerav Goyal, MD, MPH; David Goldenberg, MD, FACS
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For surgical treatment of secondary hyperparathyroidism, a common approach is the removal of three and one-half glands (subtotal parathyroidectomy), leaving the remaining half gland in place with an intact vascular pedicle. Alternatively, a total parathyroidectomy may be performed, and one-half of one gland may be minced and reimplanted into shallow pockets created in the sternocleidomastoid or brachioradialis muscles.

Massive pleomorphic adenoma of the parotid gland: Surgical considerations

May 7, 2014     Alex Fernandez, MS; Ryan F. Osborne, MD, FACS; Jason S. Hamilton, MD, FACS
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Preservation of the facial nerve and its branches requires special consideration when dealing with a large parotid mass. The traditional approach of anterograde dissection of the facial nerve proves ineffective in patients with large lesions that effectively obstruct the field of view and origin of the nerve trunk

A rare cause of submandibular swelling in a 12-year-old child: Pleomorphic adenoma

January 21, 2014     Puneet S. Braich, MD, MPH; Shohan Shetty, MD; Archana Lingampally, MBBS; Michael S. Ajemian, MD, FACS; Mahesh H. Bhaya, MBBS, FACS
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Pleomorphic adenoma is rare in pediatric populations, where viral and congenital problems are the usual culprits responsible for submandibular masses. We report the case of a 12-year-old child who presented with a painless right submandibular mass that had developed over the course of 4 months. The patient denied fever, erythema, and edema. The mass was diagnosed as a branchial cleft cyst before complete excision was performed. The pattern and etiology of a pleomorphic adenoma in children differs from those in adults. In children, it requires prompt and correct diagnosis to keep morbidity and mortality at a minimum.

Massive calcification in a pleomorphic adenoma: Report of an unusual presentation

January 24, 2013     Luiz O.M. Coelho, MD; Sergio E. Ono, MD; Arnolfo de Carvalho Neto, PhD; Christiane S. Kawasaki, MD; Luciano V. Sabóia, MD; Maria F. Soares, MD
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We report a case of histology-proven pleomorphic adenoma of the parapharyngeal space in a 20-year-old man. This case was unusual in that a massive amount of dystrophic calcification was scattered throughout the tumor. The patient underwent successful surgical resection, and he exhibited no signs of recurrence during follow-up. Literature about such an unusual presentation is scarce.

Huge middle ear adenoma with delayed facial nerve paralysis

June 4, 2012     Seung Ho Lee, MD; Hoseok Choi, MD, PhD; Young Chae Chu, MD; Young Hyo Kim, MD; Kyu-Sung Kim, MD, PhD
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Middle ear adenoma is a rare disease that arises from the mucosa of the middle ear. Only a few cases of associated facial nerve paralysis have been reported. Facial nerve involvement is most likely related to nerve compression rather than tumor invasion of the nerve. We describe a case of a huge middle ear adenoma in a 63-year-old man. He presented with a 1-month history of right-sided otalgia, otorrhea, and facial palsy; he also had a 10-year history of right-sided hearing loss. A tympanomastoidectomy was performed. Intraoperatively, the tumor was found to fill the middle ear cavity as well as the entire diameter of the external auditory canal. The tumor had eroded the wall of the facial canal at the second genu, and it was tightly adherent to the epineurium. Focal inflammation around the tumor was observed at the exposed facial nerve. The tumor was removed and the facial nerve was decompressed. Immediately after surgery, the patient’s aural symptoms resolved. The final pathology evaluation established the diagnosis of a middle ear adenoma. At the 3-year follow-up, the ear cavity was completely healed and facial nerve function was improved.

Hyalinizing trabecular adenoma of the thyroid gland

September 20, 2011     Lester D.R. Thompson, MD
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Approach to benign tumors of the palate: Analysis of 28 cases

August 15, 2011     Ahmet Ural, MD, Murat Livaoğlu, MD, Devrim Bektaş, MD, Osman Bahadır, MD, Atilla Hesapçıoğlu, MD, Mehmet İmamoğlu, MD, and Abdülcemal Ümit Işık, MD
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We conducted a retrospective analysis of 28 patients-15 men and 13 women, aged 17 to 71 years (mean: 41.6)-who had undergone surgery for the treatment of a benign tumor of the hard or soft palate. The most common chief complaint was a palatal mass, which was reported by 14 patients (50.0%). Tumors were more common in the hard palate than in the soft palate by a margin of 23 to 5 (82.1 to 17.9%; p = 0.001). The most common histopathologic diagnosis was pleomorphic adenoma, which occurred in 9 cases (32.1%). Most patients were treated with local excision with clear margins, which was sufficient in almost all cases, as there were only 2 recurrences, both of which occurred in men with a hard-palate pleomorphic adenoma. For these 2 patients, a wider excision and repair with palatal islet flaps was performed, and no further recurrence or malignant transformation was observed during follow-up. Two patients with a soft-palate hemangioma were treated with an intralesional steroid injection and radiofrequency ablation, which reduced the size of their lesion considerably.

Ear ceruminous adenoma

July 13, 2011     Lester D.R. Thompson, MD
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Kikuchi disease and thyroid follicular adenoma

August 31, 2010     Mohamed Abdel Khalek, MD, Xin Zhong, BS, Krzysztof Moroz, MD, and Emad Kandil, MD
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Pleomorphic adenoma of the nasal cavity: A case report

April 30, 2010     Jason L. Acevedo, MD, Jennifer Nolan, MD, J. Kevin Markwell, MD, JD, and David Thompson, MD, FACS
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Pleomorphic adenomas of the nasal cavity are rare. We describe the case of a middle-aged white man who presented to our clinic with a long history of unilateral nasal obstruction. Preoperative imaging was performed, and the patient was taken to the operating room for endoscopic excision of the lesion. Surgical margins were negative. The patient's nasal obstruction resolved, and he was doing well at his first postoperative visit. The pathologic diagnosis was a pleomorphic adenoma. We discuss the features and management of this entity.

Pleomorphic adenoma of the external auditory canal: A case report and review of the literature

March 1, 2010     Lisa Skultety Ayers, DO, Kalpana DePasquale, DO, Frank I. Marlowe, MD, and Mahmoud Ghaderi, DO
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Pleomorphic adenomas of the external auditory canal (EAC) are benign tumors of the ceruminal glands; they are a rare entity. Arising from the lateral cartilaginous portion of the EAC, these lesions can be challenging to diagnose in view of their rare clinical presentation, indolent symptoms, and a lack of familiarity on the part of histopathologists. We report the case of a pleomorphic adenoma in a 32-year-old woman, and we review the literature on glandular neoplasms of the EAC, with particular emphasis on terminology and factors that can hinder the diagnosis.

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