Management of salivary gland malignant tumor: the Policlinico Umberto I, "Sapienza" University of Rome Head and Neck Unit clinical recommendations

Crit Rev Oncol Hematol. 2017 Dec;120:93-97. doi: 10.1016/j.critrevonc.2017.10.010. Epub 2017 Oct 27.


Salivary gland malignant tumor (SGMT) is a malignant disease requiring multidisciplinary approach. The rare incidence and the consequent lack of robust evidence-based medicine has called for a comprehensive update to draw recommendations for clinical practice. This paper is a summary of the XXX Head and Neck Unit guidelines regarding the management of SGMT. Recommendations include the indications for exclusive and adjuvant therapy, as well as metastatic management, for both major and minor SGMT.

Keywords: Chemotherapy; Head and neck cancer; Management; Outcomes; Parotid; Radiotherapy; Salivary gland; Surgery.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Combined Modality Therapy
  • Humans
  • Salivary Gland Neoplasms / pathology
  • Salivary Gland Neoplasms / therapy*