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April 1977

Pleomorphic Adenoma of the Epiglottis: Report of a Case

Arch Otolaryngol. 1977;103(4):245-247. doi:10.1001/archotol.1977.00780210101015

• We describe the clinical and pathologic aspects of an unusual case of pleomorphic adenoma of the epiglottis. A 69-year-old man had impaired speech and a "lumpy sensation" in the throat. Following clinical evaluation and a diagnostic biopsy, the tumor was totally excised with excellent results. Pleomorphic adenoma of the larynx is most uncommon. To our knowledge, no report describing the clinical and pathologic features of this entity in the epiglottis or larynx has been previously reported. This is the only example of an epiglottic pleomorphic adenoma among 391 cases seen at Presbyterian-University Hospital and the Eye and Ear Hospital of Pittsburgh during a 21-year period.

(Arch Otolaryngol 103:245-247, 1977)