salivary gland cancer

salivary gland cancer

a malignant neoplastic disease of a salivary gland, occurring most frequently in a parotid gland. About 75% of tumors that develop in the salivary glands are benign, characteristically slow-growing painless mobile masses that are cystic or rubbery in consistency. In contrast, malignant tumors are rapid-growing, hard, lumpy, fixed, and frequently tender. Pain, trismus, and facial palsy may occur. Diagnostic measures include radiographic studies, with sialographic studies and mandibular and chest films to detect metastases, and cytological studies of saliva from Stensen's duct. Direct biopsies are not recommended. The most common malignant neoplasms are mucoepidermoid, adenoid cystic, solid, and squamous cell carcinomas. Treatment usually consists of surgical removal of the lobe containing a benign tumor and total parotidectomy with a radical neck dissection if the lesion is advanced. Radiotherapy is administered for residual, recurrent, or inoperable cancers, and chemotherapy may be palliative.
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We performed a population-based historical cohort study using the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database to determine trends in the incidence of major salivary gland cancer and to evaluate the effect of sex, tumor size, histology, primary site, and extent of disease.
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Table 1 shows adenoid cystic carcinoma to be the 2nd commonest salivary gland cancer constituting
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Salivary gland cancer in Finland 1991--96: An evaluation of 237 cases.
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They also appear to be the only NFL team currently employing not one but two Jewish players: rookie starting right tackle Gabe Carimi, who last season, as a University of Wisconsin senior, won the Outland Trophy for being the best college lineman; and punter Adam Podlesh, who only last year beat an extremely rare case of salivary gland cancer.