Intra-mandibular canalicular adenoma: report of a rare case.

Dayisoylu E., Pampu A. A. , Mungan S., Taskesen F.

JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association, vol.62, pp.1239-41, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 62
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Title of Journal : JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
  • Page Numbers: pp.1239-41


Canalicular adenomas are uncommon benign salivary gland neoplasms of the oral cavity. They are typically located on the upper lip, buccal mucosa and infrequently found on the palate and derived from minor salivary glands. Intra-mandibular localization of canalicular adenoma is extremely rare. Due to benign character of the tumour, canalicular adenomas rarely present with bone erosion. Histologically, trabecular type of basal cell adenoma, pleomorphic adenoma and polymorphous low-grade adenocarcinoma should be discriminated from canalicular adenomas. A-56- year old female patient with asymptomatic intra-mandibular canalicular adenoma was presented. The lesion was managed surgically under local anesthesia and 2 year's follow up was uneventful.