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Salivary Gland Tumors

  • Chien Peter Chen
  • Naomi R. Schechter
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Abstract

Salivary gland neoplasms account for ∼3–5% of H&N cancers. Major salivary glands consist of the paired parotid, submandibular, and sublingual glands. Minor salivary glands located throughout oral cavity, pharynx, and paranasal sinuses. Parotid glands located lateral to the mandibular ramus and masseter muscle. Facial nerve divides parotid gland into superficial and deep lobes. Parotid gland drains into oral cavity through Stensen’s duct adjacent to upper second molar. Lymphatic drainage from parotid gland is to intraparotid and periparotid nodes, followed by ipsilateral level I, II, and III nodes.

Keywords

Salivary Gland Parotid Gland Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma Minor Salivary Gland Great Dimension 
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Notes

Acknowledgement

We thank Allen Chen for his contribution to this chapter in the first edition.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chien Peter Chen
    • 1
  • Naomi R. Schechter
    • 1
  1. 1.Radiation OncologyUniversity of California San FranciscoSan FranciscoUSA

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