Large Palatal Pleomorphic Adenoma Complicated by Dysphagia: A Case Report

Tokai J Exp Clin Med. 2023 Apr 20;48(1):42-46.


A 60-year-old Japanese woman presented with a palatal pleomorphic adenoma measuring 5 cm in size. In addition to impairments during the oral preparatory and oral transport phases, dysphagia with nasopharyngeal closure disorder was observed in the pharyngeal phase. After resection of the tumor, dysphagia resolved, and the patient was immediately able to eat a standard meal. A videofluoroscopic swallowing study confirmed improvement in the movement of the soft palate compared with the pre-operative condition.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adenoma, Pleomorphic* / complications
  • Adenoma, Pleomorphic* / pathology
  • Adenoma, Pleomorphic* / surgery
  • Deglutition Disorders* / etiology
  • Deglutition Disorders* / pathology
  • Deglutition Disorders* / surgery
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Palate, Soft / pathology
  • Palate, Soft / surgery