Parotid Gland Tumors

  • José Aurillo Rocha
  • Ramon Andrade De MelloEmail author


The parotid glands are the largest salivary glands in humans and are frequently involved in disease processes. Approximately 25% of parotid masses are nonneoplastic; the remaining 75% are neoplastic. Anatomically, the parotid gland is the most frequent site of salivary gland tumors, accounting for approximately 80–85% of these tumors. Approximately three-fourths of parotid lesions are benign, and approximately 25% are malignant.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • José Aurillo Rocha
    • 1
  • Ramon Andrade De Mello
    • 2
    • 3
    Email author
  1. 1.Oncology & Hematology Nucleus of Ceará (NOHC)São Mateus HospitalFortalezaBrazil
  2. 2.Division of Medical OncologyFederal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP) & Hospital Israelita Albert EinsteinSão PauloBrazil
  3. 3.Department of Biomedical Sciences and MedicineUniversity of AlgarveFaroPortugal

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