Pleomorphic adenoma palate an interesting case report
60 years old female came with complaints of:
Swelling over palate region - 5 years (growth slow and progressive)
Change in voice - 3 years
Nasal regurgitation of fluids - 1 year
On and off bleeding from the palatal mass - 6 months
A large swelling seen over the right side of soft palate about 3 inches / 2 inches in dimension. Mucosa over the swelling was intact but for a small whitish patch - (? healed ulcerated area)
CT scan showed:
Encapsulated mass present over the submucosal plane of soft palate
There was no evidence of bone erosion
There was also evidence of calcification inside the tumor mass.
Surgical Excision was planned.
Patient was put in Rose position.
Mouth of the patient was opened with Boyle's Davis mouth gag.
Mucosal overlying the mass was excised using cutting diathermy.