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Paediatric Salivary Gland Epithelial Neoplasms

Bradley P. · McClelland L. · Mehta D.

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Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, University Hospital, Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham, UK

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Article / Publication Details

First-Page Preview
Abstract of Review

Received: March 17, 2006
Accepted: September 05, 2006
Published online: January 30, 2007
Issue release date: April 2007

Number of Print Pages: 9
Number of Figures: 1
Number of Tables: 2

ISSN: 0301-1569 (Print)
eISSN: 1423-0275 (Online)

For additional information: https://www.karger.com/ORL

Abstract

Salivary gland epithelial neoplasms in children are rare. Clinicians of all disciplines need to have a high level of suspicion when a non-inflammatory single mass lesion presents in the parotid or submandibular glands. There is high likelihood of malignancy when such a mass presents. Surgery is the primary treatment of choice in the majority of cases, with the addition of adjuvant radiotherapy ± chemotherapy when the diagnosis is a high-grade tumour and/or when the malignancy presents as a large mass or is associated with local tissue invasion. Minor salivary gland neoplasms also present, the oral cavity is most frequent, with pleomorphic adenoma and mucoepidermoid carcinoma being most common, other malignant neoplasms have been reported in other sites.

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Article / Publication Details

First-Page Preview
Abstract of Review

Received: March 17, 2006
Accepted: September 05, 2006
Published online: January 30, 2007
Issue release date: April 2007

Number of Print Pages: 9
Number of Figures: 1
Number of Tables: 2

ISSN: 0301-1569 (Print)
eISSN: 1423-0275 (Online)

For additional information: https://www.karger.com/ORL


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