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Adenoma, Pleomorphic

A benign, slow-growing Tumor, most commonly of the Salivary Gland, occurring as a small, painless, firm nodule, usually of the Parotid Gland, but also found in any major or accessory Salivary Gland anywhere in the Oral Cavity. It is most often seen in Women in the fifth decade. Histologically, the Tumor presents a variety of Cells: cuboidal, columnar, and squamous Cells, showing all Forms of epithelial Growth. (Dorland, 27th ed)