CLINICO-PATHOLOGICAL PROFILE OF SALIVARY GLAND TUMORS: INITIAL EXPERIENCE AT A CANCER CENTRE IN SOUTH INDIA
Aim: To analyse the clinico-pathological features of Salivary Gland Tumours (SGT) treated at our centre.Material and Methods: A retrospective single centre study of 18 months (Jan 2012- June 2013) duration. Data of patients with final diagnosis of SGT were retrieved from Institutional Cancer Registry. The demographic, clinicopathologic, treatment and survival characteristics of this entity is evaluated. Results: 18 cases of SGT was studied. Median age was 59yrs with female predominance. Parotid gland was the most predominant site (55%)). Majority of tumours originated in major salivary glands (61%). 78% were malignant. Acininc cell carcinoma predominated in major and adenoid cystic carcinoma in minor salivary gland. Radical surgery done in 60% of patients. In a short follow up period, (median: 3 months ) all patients are alive.Conclusion: SGT constituted 4% of all Head and Neck tumours, most common site being parotid gland. Acinic cell carcinoma predominates in major and adenoid cystic carcinoma in minor salivary gland.
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