Intraoperative Examination

  • Joaquín J. García


The complexity of head and neck anatomy and biologic heterogeneity of salivary gland neoplasms presents several challenges to surgeons. Surgical management may be further complicated by the need to preserve function and meet cosmetic expectations. In the setting of clear surgical margins, benign salivary gland parenchyma and/or capsule often surrounds the neoplasm (Figs. 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6 and 3.7):


Parotid gland Submandibular gland Sublingual gland 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joaquín J. García
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  1. 1.Mayo Clinic School of Medicine, Department of Laboratory Medicine & PathologyMayo Clinic RochesterRochesterUSA

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