Salivary gland neoplasm

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Salivary gland cancer
Classification and external resources

The major salivary glands: the Parotid gland (1), where most salivary gland tumors form, the Submandibular gland (2), and the Sublingual gland (3).
ICD-10 C07.-C08., D11.
ICD-9 142, 210.2
MedlinePlus 001040
MeSH D012468

Salivary gland cancer is a cancer that forms in tissues of a salivary gland. The salivary glands can be called major and minor.[1][2] The major salivary glands consist of the parotid, submandibular, and sublingual glands. The minor glands include small mucus-secreting glands located throughout the palate, nasal and oral cavity.[3] Salivary gland cancer is rare, with 2% of head and neck tumors forming in the salivary glands, the majority in the parotid.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Laramore GE, Krall JM, Griffin TW, Duncan W, Richter MP, Saroja KR, Maor MH, Davis LW. Neutron versus photon irradiation for unresectable salivary gland tumors: final report of an RTOG-MRC randomized clinical trial. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 1993 Sep 30;27(2):235-40.
  2. Krüll A, Schwarz R, Engenhart R, et al.: European results in neutron therapy of malignant salivary gland tumors. Bull Cancer Radiother 83 (Suppl): 125-9s, 1996
  3. Shah, p. 240
  4. Harari, p. 89