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Korean Journal of Head & Neck Oncology 1999;15(2):211-216.
Published online November 30, 1999.
A Clinical Study on Tumor of Salivary Gland
Ki Hwan Hong;In Kim;Seung Young Moon
타액선종양의 임상적 특성
We analyzed retrospectively the 74 patients with salivary tumors who were treated surgically at Chonbuk National University Hospital. The following results were obtained: 1) The most prevalent site was parotid gland and minor salivary gland is second in order. The most prevalent site of minor salivary gland tumor was palate. 2) Slow-growing painless mass was the most common chief complaints. 3) The most frequnet age incidence was 4th and 6th decades. 4) Sex ratio of male to female was 1:1.1, but in minor salivary gland tumor, female was more prevalent and sex ratio of male to female was 1:1.5. 5) Histopathologically, the most common salivary gland tumor was pleomorphic adenoma. Among the benign tumors, the pleomorphic adenoma was most common and Warthin's tumor was next. Among the malignant tumors, the mucoepidermoid carcinoma was most common and adenoid cystic carcinoma, adenocarcinoma were the next. 6) 59 patients with benign tumor and 15 patients with malignant tumor were treated with operative therapy. Among patients with malignant tumor, 12 patients were treated with postoperative radiation therapy. 7) Overall incidence of postoperative complication was 14.9% and the most common complication was transient facial nerve weakness and hematoma.
Key Words: Salivary gland tumor, Clinical analysis


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