DISEASES

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Human genes for pleomorphic adenoma

Pleomorphic adenoma [DOID:452]

Pleomorphic adenoma is a common benign salivary gland neoplasm characterised by neoplastic proliferation of parenchymatous glandular cells along with myoepithelial components, having a malignant potentiality. It is the most common type of salivary gland tumor and the most common tumor of the parotid gland. It derives its name from the architectural pleomorphism (variable appearance) seen by light microscopy. It is also known as "Mixed tumor, salivary gland type", which describes its pleomorphic appearance as opposed to its dual origin from epithelial and myoepithelial elements.

Synonyms:  pleomorphic adenoma,  DOID:452,  Pleomorphic adenoma (morphologic abnormality),  mixed tumor of the Salivary gland,  Pleomorphic adenoma morphologic abnormality ...

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