Salivary gland tumors

Curr Opin Oncol. 1993 May;5(3):518-25. doi: 10.1097/00001622-199305000-00013.


Salivary gland cancers continue to pose both diagnostic and treatment dilemmas. Over the past year, a great deal has been written concerning salivary gland tumors in children, fine needle aspiration for salivary gland neoplasms, prognostic factors, and pathologic evaluation and treatment. Some of the more important findings include imaging studies and approaches to the human immunodeficiency virus-positive patient with parotid enlargement, the molecular biology of salivary cancer, and the pitfalls of fine needle aspiration cytology. The necessity of facial nerve sacrifice in parotid surgery for malignancy is debated, and the classification of tumors is clarified.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Humans
  • Salivary Gland Neoplasms* / diagnosis
  • Salivary Gland Neoplasms* / pathology
  • Salivary Gland Neoplasms* / therapy