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September, 2020, Vol. 22, No. 3



Influence of temporary filling material on dental cracks and fractures during endodontic treatment: A systematic review
Aušra Mickevičienė, Greta Lodienė, Tadas Venskutonis


Microcomputed tomography evaluation of the root canals morphology of the mandibular first molars
Urtė Asijavičienė, Saulius Drukteinis, Aleksander Suduiko

Nasalance scores for Vietnamese-speaking children with oral clefts
Van Thai Nguyen, Lagle Lehes, Thi Thuy Hang Truong, Thi Van Anh Hoang, Triin Jagomägi


Study and evaluation of the gubernacular canal by means of cone beam computed tomography
Thaís Silva Cerqueira, Kariza Vargens Diniz Correia


Pleomorphic adenoma of buccal mucosa: a case report and review of the literature
Ernani Canuto Figueirêdo Júnior, Isabella Jardelino Dias, Pollianna Muniz Alves, Cassiano Francisco Weege Nonaka, Daliana Queiroga de Castro Gomes, Jozinete Vieira Pereira

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Pleomorphic adenoma of buccal mucosa: a case report and review of the literature

Ernani Canuto Figueirêdo Júnior1, Isabella Jardelino Dias1, Pollianna Muniz Alves2, Cassiano Francisco Weege Nonaka2, Daliana Queiroga de Castro Gomes2, Jozinete Vieira Pereira2


Background. Salivary gland neoplasms are rare, accounting for 3% to 5% of all head and neck tumors, and involvement of the minor salivary glands is uncommon. Pleomorphic adenoma (PA) is the most common benign neoplasm, which mainly affects the parotid gland. However, involvement of the cheek mucosa is very rare.

Objective. This study reports a case of PA in the cheek mucosa. In addition, the etiopathogenesis, clinical and morphological features and differential diagnoses of PA are discussed, emphasizing the importance of knowledge about the characteristics of this tumor for a correct diagnosis.

Case report. A 50-year-old woman presented with a nodular lesion of endophytic growth in the left cheek mucosa. The lesion was small and well-delimited and had a normal mucosa color and intact surface. An excisional biopsy of the lesion was performed, and the diagnosis was PA.

Conclusion. Although the occurrence of PA in the minor salivary glands of the cheek mucosa is uncommon, the early establishment of a correct diagnosis and initiation of appropriate treatment are important because they permit effective management of the condition and improvement in the prognosis of patients.

Key words: salivary gland neoplasms, salivary glands, minor; adenoma, pleomorphic; diagnosis; therapy.

Received: 16 06 2018

Accepted for publishing: 25 09 2020

1Postgraduate Program in Dentistry, State University of Paraíba, Campina Grande, PB, Brazil

2Department of Dentistry, State University of Paraíba, Campina Grande, PB, Brazil

Address correspondence to Ernani Canuto Figueirêdo Júnior, State University of Paraíba, Postgraduate Program in Dentistry, Rua das Baraúnas 351, Bairro Universitário, Campina Grande, PB, 58429-500, Brazil.

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