Pleomorphic Adenoma of the Nasal Vestibule: An Atypical Presentation

Document Type : Case Report


Department of Otolaryngology, Universidad de Cartagena. Calle 29 N C2 BA 50-50, ESE Hospital Universitario del Caribe, Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia.



We introduce the third case reported in the literature of an atypical presentation of pleomorphic adenoma located in the nasal vestibule of a young patient who assisted at our clinic.
Case Report:
A young man with no important medical history consulted due to a painless mass-type slow-growth lesion associated with right nasal obstruction. He underwent surgical management and complete resection of the mass. The pathological study revealed a pleomorphic adenoma, confirmed by immunohistochemistry.
This case confirms that pleomorphic adenomas can occur anywhere in the head and neck, even in areas without upper air-digestive tract mucosa.


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