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Salivary gland cancer

Salivary gland cancer
Salivary gland cancer


Salivary gland cancers arise from major or minor salivary glands in the head and neck region. The most common malignant salivary gland tumors are mucoepidermoid carcinoma and adenocarcinoma

Signs and Symptoms

Diagnostic criteria


• FPC, LFT, and RFT
• Chest X-ray
• CT scan and/or MRI of head and neck
• Biopsy of the primary tumor for histology. Imaging reports (CT Scan/MRI of head and neck)

Staging: TNM staging system

• Complete surgical resection with adjuvant radiotherapy if adverse features are present
• If disease is not resectable, definitive radiotherapy or concurrent chemoradiotherapy is indicated
• Neck dissection is indicated for high-grade tumors or clinically positive neck disease


  • Pharmacological

  • Non-pharmacological


Depends on primary site involved.
• Mass
• pain
• nerve
• palsies
• neck mass

Updated on,

5 Novemba 2020 10:55:30



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