Pleomorphic adenoma in an atypical location near the temporomandibular joint: a case report

Smolka, Wenko; Eggensperger, Nicole; Stauffer-Brauch, Edouard Jean; von Bredow, Ferdinand; Lizuka, Tateyuki (2007). Pleomorphic adenoma in an atypical location near the temporomandibular joint: a case report. Quintessence international, 38(5), pp. 417-21. Berlin: Quintessenz Verlags-GmbH

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Pleomorphic adenomas primarily arise in the major salivary glands, especially in the parotid. The most common area is the lower pole superficial to the plane of the facial nerve. In this report, a pleomorphic adenoma in an atypical location--the region of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ)--is presented. The tumor was solitary, closely attached to the capsule of the TMJ and superior to the parotid gland, with clear demarcation. Clinically, the tumor resembled TMJ pathology, but MRI examination led to diagnosis of a benign tumor attached to the TMJ. This report shows that pleomorphic adenoma can be a possible diagnosis for lesions at the joint capsule.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Head Organs and Neurology (DKNS) > Clinic of Craniomaxillofacial Surgery

UniBE Contributor:

Smolka, Wenko and Eggensperger, Nicole

ISSN:

0033-6572

ISBN:

17568841

Publisher:

Quintessenz Verlags-GmbH

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:56

Last Modified:

04 May 2014 23:16

PubMed ID:

17568841

Web of Science ID:

000246542300008

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/23765 (FactScience: 44328)

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