Salivary Gland Tumors

  • Hart IsaacsJr


Less than 5 % of primary neoplasms of the salivary glands are found in children [1–12], and 8 % or less of these occur in infants [4, 5, 8–10]. Inflammatory conditions and mucoceles are by far more prevalent than neoplasms [5, 12]. Vascular lesions, hemangioma and lymphangioma, are more common in the fetus and infant than epithelial salivary gland tumors [5, 8] (Fig. 16.1). Capillary hemangioma (“infantile hemangioma”) is the leading parotid tumor in infancy and can present as a facial mass in the neonate [1, 5, 12, 13] (Fig.  4.3). The parotid gland is the primary site of tumor involvement more often than the submandibular or sublingual glands [5, 12].


Salivary Gland Myoepithelial Cell Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma Pleomorphic Adenoma Salivary Gland Tumor 
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  • Hart IsaacsJr
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  1. 1.Department of Pathology Rady Childrens Hospital San DiegoUniversity of California San Diego School of MedicineSan DiegoUSA

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