CAROTID GLAND - Pleomorphic Adenoma

The specimen consists of a portion of salivary gland which on one surface contains a lobulated tumour mass. Cut surface of the tumour shows solid pale and tan areas separated by fibrous tissue trabeculae. Occasional small cysts are seen within the central portion of the tumour. Histologic sections taken from the tumour show pleomorphic adenoma with areas of cartilage formation and ossification. Ossification is an unusual feature within clear morphic adenoma.