Submandibular Pleomorphic Adenoma (Benign Mixed Tumor)
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Parotid Pleomorphic Adenoma

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Submandibular gland resection

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Submandibular Duct Stone

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Post-operative information

Pleomorphic Adenoma of the Submandibular (submaxillary) Gland.  These tumors are benign.  They are removed very carefully, so as not to injure the marginal mandibular branch of the facial nerve which courses in the deep cervical fascia covering the submandibular gland.  Other nerves at risk are the hypoglossal and the lingual nerves which are also intimately related to the submandibular gland.
Axial CT scan of the neck, showing the submandibular pleomorphic adenoma, depicted in the picture on the left.
Click here for more details from Gray's Anatomy
NOTE:  The submandibular gland is also called  submaxillary gland.
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Pleomorphic Adenoma

Parotid Pleomorphic Adenoma

Palate Pleomorphic Adenoma

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Otolaryngology Houston

Bechara Y. Ghorayeb, MD
Memorial Hermann Professional Building
1140 Business Center Drive, Suite 560
Houston, Texas 77043
For appointments, call: 713 464 2614