Pleomorphic adenoma of the nasal columella

CEYLAN A., Celenk F., POYRAZ A., Uslu S.

PATHOLOGY RESEARCH AND PRACTICE, vol.204, no.4, pp.273-276, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 204 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.prp.2007.10.014
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.273-276
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


Pleomorphic adenoma (mixed tumor) is the most common benign neoplasm of the salivary glands. It is considered to occur primarily in the major salivary glands, such as the parotid and submandibular glands. It is much less common in the minor salivary glands, and rarely occurs at other sites, such as larynx, pharynx, trachea, lacrimal gland, and sinonasal tract. An external nose localization of this lesion is very rare. Irrespective of the site where the lesion originates, its preferred treatment should be surgery. We describe a very rare case of recurrent pleomorphic adenoma originating from the columella. (c) 2008 Elsevier GmbH. All rights reserved.