Year : 2014 | Volume : 2 | Issue : 1 | Page : 57 - 58  

Case Reports
FNAC diagnosis of Pleomorphic Adenoma of Palate

Sudhir Kumar Vujhini1, Kandukuri Mahesh Kumar2, Konduru Omkareshwar3, Sridhar Reddy4, Ganesh5

1Associate Professor, 2Assistant Professor, 3Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, Malla Reddy Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad

4MDS PG, MNR Dental College, Sanga Reddy, Medak

5Assistant Professor, Malla Reddy Institue Of Dental Sciences, Suraram, Hyderabad.


Pleomorphic adenoma also called benign mixed tumor, is the most common salivary gland tumor. Most of these tumors occur in major salivary glands; Parotid gland happens to be the commonly involved one (about 90 %) and about 10 % of these occur in the minor salivary glands. The most common sites for pleomorphic adenoma of minor salivary glands are the palate, followed by the lips, the cheeks, floor of the mouth, tongue, tonsil, pharynx, the retromolar area and the nasal cavity. FNAC of intraoral swellings is rarely advised. Here, we are reporting a rare case of pleomorphic adenoma arising from the palate diagnosed on FNA Cytology. We conclude that FNAC is a useful diagnostic tool before surgery even in intraoral swellings.

Key words: FNAC, cytology, Pleomorphic Adenoma.

Corresponding Author: Dr. Sudhir Kumar Vujhini, Dept. of Pathology, MallaReddy Institute of Medical Sciences, Suraram Hyderabad Andhra Pradesh. E-mail:


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