Clin Exp Otorhinolaryngol.  2010 Sep;3(3):172-175.

Benign Pleomorphic Adenoma of the Soft Palate Metastasizing to the Sphenoid Sinus

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  • 1Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Yeungnam University College of Medicine, Daegu, Korea. ssykhs@med.yu.ac.kr

Abstract

A benign pleomorphic adenoma is the most common tumor of the salivary glands. This tumor has the potential to metastasize to bone, the head and neck region, visceral organs and skin. Although there a few reports about a benign pleomorphic adenoma metastasizing to the maxillary sinus in the paranasal sinuses, there are no reports about a metastatic benign pleomorphic adenoma in the sphenoid sinus. We report here on a case of a benign pleomorphic adenoma of the soft palate that metastasized to the sphenoid sinus, and we briefly review the relevant clinical literature.

Keyword

Sphenoid sinus; Pleomorphic adenoma; Metastasis

MeSH Terms

Adenoma, Pleomorphic
Head
Maxillary Sinus
Neck
Neoplasm Metastasis
Palate, Soft
Paranasal Sinuses
Salivary Glands
Skin
Sphenoid Sinus
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