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Korean Journal of Head & Neck Oncology 1994;10(1):25-30.
Published online June 30, 1994.
A Clinical Analysis of Minor Salivary Gland Tumors
Chong Soo Lee;Jong Ouck Choi;Seung Ho Lee;Kwang Yoo Jung;Nam Joon Lee
소타액선 종양에 관한 임상적 고찰
Minor salivary gland tumors vary in their primary sites, histopathology and bilogical behavior. Therefore various factors are considered in selecting the treatment modality and predicting the prognosis. The prognosis of milignant tumors of minor salivary glands are worse than that of such lesions of major salivary glands. Authors experienced 26 cases of minor salivary gland tumors(10 benign tumors and 16 malignant tumors) during the past 7 years and analyzed their clinical characteristics. 1) The palate was the most common site of origin of minor salivary gland tumors (38.5%). 2) The most common benign tumor was pleomorphic adenoma and majority of them occur red in the palate(60.0%) and the remaining occured in the nasal cavity or the paranasal sinuses (30.0%), and the lip ( 10.0%). 3) In the case of malignant tumors the most frequent sites were the nasal cavity or the paranasal sinuses (31.3%) with the following histopathologic frequencies: adenoid cystic carcinoma(56.3%), malignant pleomorphic adenoma(12.5%), mucoepidermoid carcinoma(12.5%), polymorphic adenocarcinoma (12.5%), epthelial-myoepithelial carcinoma (6.25%). 4) Minor salivary gland tumors have high probability of malignancy and tumor extension is important to their treatment.
Key Words: Minor salivary gland, Salivary gland tumor


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