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April 1977

Pleomorphic Adenoma of the EpiglottisReport of a Case

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Pathology (Drs Cotelingam and Barnes) and Otolaryngology (Dr Nixon), Presbyterian-University Hospital, and Eye and Ear Hospital of Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

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

• 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)

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