Tumor of the Salivary Glands

  • Diana M. Bell
  • Adel K. El-Naggar


Salivary gland tumors are predominantly epithelial. Mesenchymal tumors most often involve glands by extension rather than arising within the gland. The latter are also found predominantly in children and adolescents. The most commonly encountered tumors in surgical pathology will be highlighted in this chapter. This chapter also summarizes the new findings on salivary gland pathology under the following categories: immunohistochemistry, molecular genetics, newly recognized tumor types, known tumor entities with new findings, and the progression of salivary gland tumors.


Salivary gland Salivary gland Necrotizing sialometaplasia Mucoceles Pleomorphic adenoma Myoepithelioma Warthin’s tumor (adenolymphoma) Basal cell adenoma Basal cell adenocarcinoma Acinic cell carcinoma Adenoid cystic carcinoma Mucoepidermoid carcinoma Salivary duct carcinoma Epithelial-myoepithelial carcinoma Terminal duct carcinoma (polymorphous Low grade adenocarcinoma) 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Diana M. Bell
    • 1
  • Adel K. El-Naggar
    • 1
  1. 1.The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer CenterHoustonUSA

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