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salivary gland tumors

Monday 1 March 2004

Salivary gland neoplasms comprise less than 2% of all tumors in humans and 3% of all head and neck tumors. 80% of them are benign and only 20% are malignant.

Salivary gland neoplasms are relatively uncommon, with an overall incidence of 2.5 to 3 cases per 100,000 persons in the Western world.

The majority of these lesions (approximately 70%–80%) originate in the parotid gland.

Malignant salivary gland tumors are considerably less common; they account for approximately 3% to 5% of all head and neck cancers and have a tendency to present in the sixth or seventh decades of life.

Classification (AFIP)

- salivary gland epithelial tumors
- salivary epithelial benign tumors

- salivary epithelial malignant tumors

- salivary mesenchymal tumors

  • osteoclast-type giant cell neoplasm of salivary gland
  • salivary hemangioma
  • salivary lipoma
  • salivary lymphangioma
  • salivary malignant schwannoma
  • salivary hemangiopericytoma
  • salivary malignat fibrous histiocytoma

- salivary lymphomas
- salivary metastatic tumors

Variants

- pediatric salivary tumors

See also

- pediatric epithelial salivary gland tumors

References

- Pediatric epithelial salivary gland tumors: Spectrum of histologies and cytogenetics at a Children’s Hospital. Craver RD, Fonseca P, Carr R. Pediatr Dev Pathol. 2010 Jan 7. PMID: 20055685


- Atlas of Salivary Gland Tumors by Faramarz Naeim, MD (UCLA)

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