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Polymorphous Adenocarcinoma (PAC) – CASE REPORT

Humayun Kaleem Siddiqui                  BDS, FCPS
Ausaf Ahmed Khan                               MBBS, FCPS
Sharjeel Bashir                                     BDS
Syed Muratza Raza Kazmi                   BDS, FCPS

Polymorphous adenocarcinoma (PAC) is almost entirely related to minor salivary glands.1-3 In 1983, Freedman et al, described and named it lobular carcinoma on its resemblance to lobular carcinoma of the breast.2,4 On histopathology it is frequently misdiagnosed as pleomorphic adenomas, monomorphic adenomas, adenoid cystic carcinoma, malignant pleomorphic adenomas or adenocarcinoma.4,5.

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Harold M. Shavell 1 DDS, FADI, FICD, FACD, FAAED
JPDA Vol. 22 No. 03 Jul-Sep 2013

ART and OCCLUSION – are these two ostensibly disparate disciplines really stumbling blocks for each other, or may they be possibly be conjoined so that each separately derives something of the other, such that when melded together they coalesce to form a higher entity far more comprehensive than each could achieve singly? I will endeavor to explain this condign alliance wherein both fields do become indelibly intertwined, wherein each become appreciably enhanced by the other, and how together they shape the necessary ‘stepping stone’ required for ‘stepping up’ to a more comprehensive understanding of, and an appreciation for, “THE AESTHETICS OF OCCLUSION.”

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