Malignant Salivary Gland Neoplasm - clinicopathological Study
Keywords:Salivary gland neoplasm, Adenoid cystic carcinoma, Facial nerve
Salivary gland neoplasm constitute about 10% of all head & neck neoplasm which represent 3% of all neoplasm of the body. In this study 50 patients of salivary gland neoplasm were studied to observe the frequency & clinicopathological pattern. Among 50 cases, 39(78%) were parotid neoplasm, 4 (8%) were submandibular neoplasm and 7 (14%) were minor salivary gland neoplasms. Among the parotid neoplasms, 13 (33.33%) were malignant neoplasms. Whereas in the submandibular neoplasm 2 (50%) were malignant neoplasms and for minor salivary glands tumour 4 (57.14%) were malignant neoplasms.
Forty nine cases undergone some form of surgery. Most of them were treated by superficial or total conservative parotidectomy or radical parotidectomy/ submandibular gland excision with or without block dissection.
Key word: Salivary gland neoplasm, Adenoid cystic carcinoma, Facial nerve.
Bangladesh J of Otorhinolaryngology 2008; 14(1) : 1-5
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