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February 1981

Basal Cell Adenoma of the Major Salivary Glands: Report of a Case With Facial Nerve Encroachment

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Otorhinolaryngology, Department of Surgery (Drs Strauss, Mahataphongse, and Conner), and Department of Pathology (Dr Abt), The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, The Pennsylvania State University, Hershey.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1981;107(2):120-124. doi:10.1001/archotol.1981.00790380050012

• Basal cell adenoma of the parotid gland showed histopathologic evidence of facial nerve encroachment. A review of the pertinent literature and a discussion of current concepts of the histogenesis of the tumor indicate that a spectrum of benign to malignant forms of this unusual tumor may exist. The sparsely reported association of this tumor and its malignant variants to facial nerve pathology is discussed, and recommendations for treatment are made.

(Arch Otolaryngol 107:120-124, 1981)