An Asymptomatic Palatal Location is Exclusive for Polymorphous Low Grade Adenocarcinoma: A Case Report and Review

Harish Chandra Rai, Shaila M, Anitha Dayakar, Lubna Nazneen


Polymorphous low grade adenocarcinoma is considered to be a low grade malignancy with a relatively indolent course and a low risk of metastasis and it is found almost exclusively in minor salivary glands particularly on the palate with the history of long duration. We are reporting a case of Polymorphous low grade adenocarcinoma arising on right side of palate in a 47 years old female patient with the duration of ten years. Histopathologically the tumour cells were arranged in Lobular and concentric masses of cells surrounded by thin band of fibrous tissues with peripheral infiltration and connective tissue in few areas were mucinous and hyalinized. Based on the clinical and histopathological findings, diagnosis of polymorphous low grade adenocarcinoma was rendered.


Adenocarcinoma; Glandular and Epithelia; Low Grade; Metastasis; Neoplasms, Palate; Salivary Glands.

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