Open Access Case Report

Giant Pleomorphic Adenoma of the Parapharyngeal Space: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

M Beghdad*, M Laachoubi, A Mennouni, Y Oukessou, S Rouadi, R Abada, M Roubal and M Mahtar

Faculty of Medicine of Casablanca, Department of Otolaryngology, hospital 20 august Morocco

Corresponding Author

Received Date: October 28, 2020;  Published Date: November 25, 2020


Neoplasms of the parapharyngeal space are extremely rare and represent 0.5% of all tumors of the head and neck. The majority of the mare benign and originate in the salivary gland region. Pleomorphic adenoma is the most common salivary glandular benign tumor. We report the case of a 44-year-old woman presented with the complaint of a dysphagia and swelling of the left soft palate. Cervical computed tomography showing very limited mass in the left parapharyngeal space. The patient was operated on and total excision of the lesion was carried out using a trans-oral approach. Histological examination revealed a pleomorphic adenoma. No post-surgical complications were noted. No recurrence was noted during the 2 years of follow-up.

Keywords: Pleomorphic adenoma; Para-pharyngeal space

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