Pulmonary metastasis of polymorphous low-grade adenocarcinoma of the minor salivary gland

Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 1995 Jun;43(3):178-80. doi: 10.1055/s-2007-1013795.


A surgical case of pulmonary metastases of polymorphous low-grade adenocarcinoma (PLGA) originating from the minor salivary gland in the soft palate in a 62-year-old woman is reported. PLGA has been to be a locally invasive carcinoma without distant metastases; thus our case is the first reported case with histologically-proven distant metastases to the lung. We emphasise that attention should be paid to distant metastases especially to the lung even in case of PLGA.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adenocarcinoma / pathology
  • Adenocarcinoma / secondary*
  • Adenocarcinoma / surgery
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lung / pathology
  • Lung Neoplasms / pathology
  • Lung Neoplasms / secondary*
  • Lung Neoplasms / surgery
  • Middle Aged
  • Salivary Gland Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Salivary Glands, Minor