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Giant cystadenoma of the floor of the mouth: A case report

By Victor Labres da Silva Castro, Tiago Fernando Aires Corrêa, Valeriana de Castro Guimarães, Gustavo Vasconcelos Nery and João Batista Ferreira


Introduction: Cystadenoma is an uncommon epithelial neoplasia that arises from the salivary glands. The malignancy can affect structures such as the larynx, nasopharynx, buccal mucosa, and palate. Objective: To describe a case of a giant cystadenoma of the floor of the mouth treated at a public hospital in midwestern Brazil. Case report: The patient was a 46-year-old woman with complaints of difficulties in articulating words and swallowing solid food and vocal fatigue. The progression of the disease since the initial consultation, the results of clinical examinations, and the outcome of surgery are described. Finals Comments: Cystadenoma must be considered in the differential diagnosis of cystic injuries in the floor of the mouth if the patient's symptoms are suggestive of this malignancy

Topics: salivary glands, minor, mouth, mouth mucosa, exocrine glands, Otorhinolaryngology, RF1-547, Medicine, R, DOAJ:Otorhinolaryngology, DOAJ:Medicine (General), DOAJ:Health Sciences
Publisher: Thieme Revinter Publicações
Year: 2013
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