Open Pathology Project/Pleomorphic adenoma

Pleomorphic adenoma is a benign tumor of the salivary gland.

Micrograph of Pleomorphic Adenoma of Salivary gland. The section shows a cellular area interspersed with islands of lighter stained bluish myxoid tissue. The cellular area is the epithelial element and is composed of cells arranged in sheets and trabeculae. The myxoid areas may resemble cartilage and represent the mesenchymal element.

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