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salivary lymphadenoma

Thursday 17 December 2015

lymphadenomas of salivary gland

Definition: Lymphadenomas (LADs) are rare salivary gland tumors. They can be sebaceous LADs or non-sebaceous LADs.

Sebaceous and non-sebaceous LADs are benign, encapsulated, solid and cystic tumors affecting older adults.

Non-sebaceous LADs affect women and extraparotid sites more frequently than sebaceous LADs. Altered immune status may have a role in their etiopathogenesis.

Multiple synchronous tumors, origin in buccal mucosa, and malignant transformation may rarely occur.


- sebaceous lymphadenoma
- non-sebaceous lymphadenoma



See also

- salivary tumors

  • salivary cystic tumors
  • salivary cysts