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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 517-522
Polymorphous adenocarcinoma: A case report along with its characteristics and diagnostic challenges

1 Department of Oral Pathology, Microbiology and Forensic Odontology, Laxmi Bai Institute of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Patiala, India
2 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Guru Nanak Dev Dental College and Research Institute, Sunam, India
3 Department of Oral Pathology, Microbiology and Forensic Odontology, Rayat and Bahra Dental College and Hospital, Mohali, India

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DOI: 10.4103/jomfp.JOMFP_286_20

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Polymorphous adenocarcinoma (PAC) is an uncommon tumor that affects minor salivary glands mainly. It presents as an indolent malignancy that frequently manifests as an asymptomatic, slow-growing mass within the oral cavity, especially palate and its clinical behavior resembles that of benign neoplasm, often causing delay in the diagnosis. Here, we report a rare case of PAC of palate in a 49-year-old female patient along with a concise review of characteristics of PAC and highlight diagnostic challenges caused by the overlap of clinical and microscopic features between PAC, pleomorphic adenoma and adenoid cystic carcinoma.

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