Updated: 3/24/2017

Salivary Gland Tumors

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Introduction
  • Most commonly occur in the parotid gland
    • generally benign
    • if the tumor involves a non-parotid gland it is more likely to be malignant
  • Types
    • pleomorphic adenoma
      • most common tumor
      • more common in females
      • benign with high rate of recurrence but may become malignant
    • Warthin's tumor
      • benign
      • more common in males
      • heterotopic salivary gland tissue located in a lymph node
      • surrounded by lymphatic tissue
    • mucoepidermoid carcinoma
      • most common malignant tumor
        • note: muco = malignant
      • generally involves parotid gland
      • combination of neoplastic mucus and squamous cells 


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  • Physical exam
    • painless, moveable mass found at the angle of the jaw
      • pleomorphic adenoma
    • disturbance in CN VII function
      • more likely to be malignant pleomorphic adenoma

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