Background: Pleomorphic adenoma is a benign mixed tumor of
salivary gland type. It has been rarely reported in the lung. Our aim is to report a
rare case of primary pleomorphic adenoma of the lung with a misleading pattern
and to perform a mini-review of the literature.
Materials and Methods: We report a case of pleomorphic adenoma in a 12-yearold
child with a mini-review of the literature in the site pubmed using the
keywords: pleomorphic adenoma AND lung.
Results: Our patient presented chest pain and fever. His past medical history was
characterized by recurrent pneumonia. This case is interesting because it highlights
a potential consequence of PA of the lung, which is bronchial dilatation. Besides, it puts emphasis on
the diversity of the architectural patterns like acinar feature which was reported in our observation
and which can be confusing.