A mixed tumor resembling in morphology the type commonly seen in the salivary glands, particularly in the parotid gland, occurs occasionally in the orofacial region. The palate is the most frequent site, except the salivary glands, but such growths have been found also in the lips, jaws, molar glands, nasopharynx, pharynx, nasal fossae, floor of the mouth, tongue and lacrimal glands and orbit and in various areas in the skin of the face and scalp.
In 1928 Eggers,1 from a survey of the literature on palatal mixed tumor dating back to 1856, collected reports of over 100 cases, in 87 of which the histologic descriptions were sufficiently accurate to make the diagnosis probable. With the addition of 5 cases which he reported from his own practice the total of 92 cases constitutes the most accurate survey thus far published. In 1931 Holmgren2 stated that 115 cases of
DRIVER JR. MIXED TUMOR OF THE PALATEREPORT OF A CASE. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1936;33(1):73–84. doi:10.1001/archderm.1936.01470070076007