pleomorphic adenoma

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ple·o·mor·phic ad·e·no·ma

a benign neoplasm composed of salivary gland epithelial and mesodermal elements.

pleomorphic adenoma

See Mixed tumor.

ple·o·mor·phic ad·e·no·ma

(plē'ō-mōrfik ad'ĕ-nōmă)
A benign neoplasm composed of salivary gland epithelial and mesodermal elements.

pleomorphic adenoma (plē´ōmôr´-fik ad´ənō´mə),

n a benign tumor of the salivary gland containing varying proportions of epithelial and mesenchymal elements. The intermediate type of epithelial cells is in sheets, cords, and acini. The mesenchymal tissue varies from myxomatous to cartilaginous to densely hyalinized connective tissue. The marked variations in histologic pattern are responsible for the designation of pleomorphic. Also called
mixed salivary gland tumor.
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Pleomorphic adenoma.