Pleomorphic Adenoma of the Palate: A Rare Case in an Adolescent With Cleft lip and Palate.
Benign salivary gland tumors are rarely found in children and adolescents compared with adults. Pleomorphic adenomas (PAs), the most common benign salivary gland tumor, account for only 1% of all head and neck lesions and fewer than 5% of all salivary gland tumors in individuals under the age of 16 years. The data on palatal PA in the first 2 decades of life is confined to published case reports and case series. To date, there has never been a report of palatal PA in a patient with cleft lip and palate. Here we describe an adolescent female with bilateral cleft lip and palate with PA of the hard and soft palate who underwent wide local excision and reconstruction with a buccal fat pad and buccal myo-mucosal flap.
The Cleft palate-craniofacial journal : official publication of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association
Adult; Child; Adolescent; Humans; Female; Adenoma, Pleomorphic; Cleft Lip; Cleft Palate; Salivary Gland Neoplasms; Palate, Soft
oral health; soft palate; surgical technique
Sterling D, Kaye A, Lypka M. Pleomorphic Adenoma of the Palate: A Rare Case in an Adolescent With Cleft lip and Palate. Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 2023;60(10):1337-1341. doi:10.1177/10556656221102038