Flashcards in Salivary Gland Deck (24)
Is risk of salivary gland tumors more likely in males or females?
Males (Almost equal though)
What fraction of parotid tumors are malignant?
1/3 or less
Benign tumors of the salivary gland occur around what age?
40 years old
Malignant neoplasms of the salivary glands occur in what age?
55 years on average
What role do the salivary glands play part in (2)?
- Tooth protection
What is the largest of the 3 salivary glands?
What are 3 salivary gland tumor presenting symptoms?
- Localized swelling and pain
- Facial palsy
- Rapid growth
Does chemotherapy help salivary gland tumors?
(poor response and does not improve survival)
What percent of all head and neck cancers are salivary gland tumors?
What surgery treatment is used for salivary gland tumors (3)?
- Submandibular & sublingual gland surgery
- Frey's Syndrome
What percent of salivary gland tumors are malignant?
Most common cell types for malignant tumors of the salivary gland?
- Adenoid Cystic
What fraction of parotid gland tumors are benign?
More than 2/3
Metastatic disease of salivary gland tumors include (2):
There is an increasing number of patients with advanced disease of salivary gland tumor at diagnosis.
Is cancer of the salivary gland rare or common?
Deaths annually from salivary gland cancers?
Risk factors for salivary gland cancers (5)?
- Occupational exposure
- Family History
Locations of salivary gland cancer (4):
- Minor salivary glands
Symptoms for salivary gland cancer (4)?
- Facial asymmetry
What is the site of highest incidence rate of salivary gland tumors?
What 3 large major glands does the salivary glands consist of?
Parotid gland tumors in adults are more likely to be malignant compared with the same tumors in children.
False (More likely to be malignant in children)