Tumours of the Minor Salivary Glands: Clinical and Histological Aspects

  • R. B. Lucas
  • A. C. Thackray
Part of the Developments in Oncology book series (DION, volume 20)


Tumours of the salivary glands are nearly all of epithelial origin, only a very small proportion deriving from nonepithelial tissues. The nomenclature used here for the epithelial tumours follows the World Health Organization’s scheme [1] and is shown in table 3–1. Nonepithelial tumours of the major glands appear as distinct clinical lesions that are localised to one or other of the glands. The minor glands, however, unlike the major glands, are not organised into anatomically discrete entities, so that tumours of adjacent connective or other nonepithelial tissue present simply as fibromas, neuromas, or the like of palate, lip, or other area, and are not especially identifiable with the glands. They are not considered further in this chapter.


Salivary Gland Myoepithelial Cell Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma Pleomorphic Adenoma Salivary Gland Tumor 
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