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Schwannoma-like pleomorphic adenoma of the parotid

Division of Clinical Pathology, University Hospital of Geneva, Switzerland
Rare tumors 10/2011; 3(4):e40. DOI: 10.4081/rt.2011.e40
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ABSTRACT Pleomorphic adenoma is the most common benign salivary gland tumour. It can occur in any salivary gland, but is most frequently found in the parotid gland. Chondroid metaplasia is a frequent finding in pleomorphic adenoma. Other forms of metaplasia have been described, but are encountered less frequently. We report a rare case of unusual pleomorphic adenoma of the parotid gland with schwannoma-like feature.

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