monomorphic adenoma


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mon·o·mor·phic ad·e·no·ma

a benign ductal neoplasm of the salivary glands, with a uniform epithelial pattern and lacking the chondromyxoid stroma of a pleomorphic adenoma.
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Because PLGAs share many of the histologic characteristics of pleomorphic adenomas, monomorphic adenomas, adenoid cystic carcinomas, and low-grade papillary adenocarcinomas, these other tumors should be considered in the differential diagnosis of PLGA.
Three false-negatives for malignancy (4%) were 2 monomorphic adenomas diagnosed as high-grade muco-epidermoid carcinoma and acinic cell carcinoma, and a benign cyst diagnosed as acinic cell carcinoma.
In this article, we describe an unusual case of a schwannoma that arose from the peripheral facial nerve and that was associated with a monomorphic adenoma of the parotid.
It is our opinion, as well as that of Barnes et al [5] and Dardick et al [15] that salivary adenomas are part of a spectrum, with monomorphic adenoma and myoepithelioma at the extremes and a wide range of pleomorphic adenomas in between, depending on the type and degree of gene expression that is coupled with neoplastic transformation.
2) It is situated at one end of a biologic spectrum that includes pleomorphic adenomas and other monomorphic adenomas.