Essentials of Dentistry
Case Report

Salivary Adenocarcinoma, Not Otherwise in Palate: Clinical, Radiological, and Histopathological Findings of a Rare Case

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Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Eskişehir Osmangazi University, Faculty of Dentistry, Eskişehir, Turkey

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Research Scholar in Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Department of Care Planning and Restorative Sciences, University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Dentistry, Jackson, MS, USA

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Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Atatürk University, Faculty of Dentistry, Erzurum, Turkey

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Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Pamukkale University, Faculty of Dentistry, Denizli, Turkey

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Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Atatürk University, Faculty of Dentistry, Erzurum, Turkey

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Department of Medical Pathology, Fırat University, Faculty of Medicine, Elazığ, Turkey

Essentials of Dentistry 2023; 2: 45-49
DOI: 10.5152/EssentDent.2023.22011
Read: 637 Downloads: 225 Published: 01 January 2023

The objective of this report was to summarize the clinical, radiological, and histopathological features of an adenocarcinoma, not otherwise specified, case. A 28-year-old female patient was administered to the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology with pain and swelling on the palate. Initially, the patient was evaluated clinically and then radiologically examined with panoramic radiography, intraoral ultrasonography, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging. After that, the patient was referred to the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery with an initial diagnosis of a salivary gland tumor. A biopsy specimen was taken and sent to the Department of Medical Pathology. Histopathological examination revealed a diagnosis of adenocarcinoma, not otherwise specified. Salivary adenocarcinoma, not otherwise specified, is a rare and highly aggressive tumor. Intraoral ultrasonography may be used for the preliminary diagnosis of palatal tumors such as adenocarcinoma, not otherwise specified. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging are important imaging modalities to evaluate adenocarcinoma, not otherwise specified.

Cite this article as: Bayrakdar İŞ, Sağlam H, Çağlayan F, et al. Salivary adenocarcinoma, not otherwise in palate: clinical, radiological, and histopathological findings of a rare case. Essent Dent. 2023;2(1):45-49.

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