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Clinical analysis of salivary gland tumors and their treatment methods: An experience in treatment of 154 cases

Qais H. Mussa

College of Dentistry, University of Karbala



Objectives: The aim of this study was to evaluate the treatment plan methods used in the treatment of different type & site of salivary gland tumors.

Materials and Methods:
This study represents the experience of author in surgical treatment of 154 patients who were admitted in the clinic of maxillofacial surgery in the Babylon teaching hospital during the period May 2004- October 2010 for surgical treatment of salivary gland tumors. The clinical finding; distribution of patients according to the histology & the site of origin is summarised. Analysis of different types of surgical procedures that used with others possible treatment & recurrent rate were done.

There were 82 females (53.2%) & 72 (46.8%) males. The average age of patients was 48.5 years. Parotid gland tumors represent 55.2% (85 patients), submandibular gland 20.7% (32 patients) & minor salivary glands 24% (37 patients). Malignant tumors represent 42.2%, mostly in submandibular & minor salivary glands while 57.7% were benign mostly in the parotid gland.

Early diagnosis correlated with careful treatment plan selection depends on histopathology, staging and type of tumor leads to good prognosis of salivary gland tumors. When possible a conservative resection of the malignant tumor is recommended.

Keywords: salivary glands, neoplasm, parotidectomy, submandible gland, parotid gland.


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