Pleomorphic Adenoma of the Nasal Vestibule: An Atypical Presentation

Iran J Otorhinolaryngol. 2024 Mar;36(2):433-435. doi: 10.22038/IJORL.2024.58890.3046.


Introduction: We introduce the third case reported in the literature of an atypical presentation of pleomorphic adenoma located in the nasal vestibule of a young patient who assisted at our clinic.

Case report: A young man with no important medical history consulted due to a painless mass-type slow-growth lesion associated with right nasal obstruction. He underwent surgical management and complete resection of the mass. The pathological study revealed a pleomorphic adenoma, confirmed by immunohistochemistry.

Conclusion: This case confirms that pleomorphic adenomas can occur anywhere in the head and neck, even in areas without upper air-digestive tract mucosa.

Keywords: Benign mass; Head and neck mass; Salivary glands.

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  • Case Reports