Basal cell adenoma

Basal cell adenoma is a rare, low-grade benign salivary gland neoplasm.[1]

The most common involved site is the parotid gland, however other possible sites include the submandibular gland,[2] upper lip, buccal mucosa, palate and nasal septum.[1]

It appears as a slow-growing, firm and mobile mass.[1]

Treatment is by surgical excision with a margin of healthy tissue.[2] Although the recurrence rate is high, the prognosis is generally good.[1]


  1. 1 2 3 4 González-García, R; Nam-Cha, SH; Muñoz-Guerra, MF; Gamallo-Amat, C (1 March 2006). "Basal cell adenoma of the parotid gland. Case report and review of the literature." (PDF). Medicina oral, patologia oral y cirugia bucal. 11 (2): E206–9. PMID 16505803.
  2. 1 2 Witt RL (1 January 2011). Salivary Gland Diseases: Surgical and Medical Management. Thieme. pp. 126–128. ISBN 978-1-60406-537-4.
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