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May 1980

Congenital Basal Cell Adenoma of the Submandibular Gland

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Head and Neck Surgery (Otolaryngology) (Drs Canalis, Fishman, and Hemenway), UCLA School of Medicine; and the Department of Pathology (Dr Mok), HarborUCLA Medical Center, Torrance, Calif.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1980;106(5):284-286. doi:10.1001/archotol.1980.00790290036012

• Basal cell adenoma is a specific type of monomorphic tumor of the salivary glands that closely resembles basal cell lesions of the skin. Twenty-six of these tumors have been reported in the American literature, the majority occurring in patients 60 years or older. The most common sites of occurrence have been the minor salivary glands (especially in the upper lip) and the parotid. We report an exceptional case of basal cell adenoma in the submandibular gland of a neonate. Review of reported congenital epithelial tumors of the salivary glands indicates that at least two similar neoplasms have been described previously.

(Arch Otolaryngol 106:284-286, 1980)

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