Benign Parotid Tumors

Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2016 Apr;49(2):327-42. doi: 10.1016/j.otc.2015.10.005.


This article reviews the epidemiology, embryology, risk factors, clinical presentation, diagnostic work-up, and basic management principles for the more common benign parotid neoplasms. The various histopathologies are also discussed and summarized.

Keywords: Benign parotid tumors; Parotid neoplasms; Parotidectomy; Pleomorphic adenoma; Warthin tumor.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adenoma, Pleomorphic
  • Biopsy, Fine-Needle
  • Humans
  • Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / pathology*
  • Parotid Gland / pathology*
  • Parotid Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Parotid Neoplasms / epidemiology*
  • Parotid Neoplasms / pathology*