Table of ContentsDefinition / general
Cite this page: Pernick, N. Salivary gland tumors - general. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/nasalsalivaryglandgeneral.html. Accessed November 21st, 2018.
Definition / general
- Minor salivary gland tumors uncommonly arise in nasal cavity and sinuses, usually in nasal septum, turbinates or ostial regions
- Usually malignant
- Adenoid cystic carcinoma is most common malignant tumor; then mucoepidermoid carcinoma
- Pleomorphic adenoma (mixed tumor) is most common benign tumor
- Polymorphous low grade adenocarcinoma is very uncommon