A histological comparison of deep and superficial lobe pleomorphic adenomas of the parotid gland.


BACKGROUND Excision of parotid superficial lobe pleomorphic adenomas requires removal of a surrounding cuff of normal parotid tissue. Less aggressive dissection in removing pleomorphic adenomas that occur in the deep lobe of the parotid gland does not seem to compromise prognosis in these patients. We attempted to define histologic characteristics… (More)


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