Nasal cavity, paranasal sinuses, nasopharynx
Other tumors
Salivary gland tumors - general

Author: Nat Pernick, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 25 May 2018, last major update November 2004

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PubMed Search: Salivary gland tumors[TIAB] general

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Definition / 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