Oral cavity
Minor salivary gland tumors / lesions

Author: Nella Cristina Fernandez, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 27 April 2018, last major update June 2013

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PubMed Search: Minor salivary gland[TI] tumors lesions

Cite this page: Fernandez, N.C. Minor salivary gland tumors / lesions - general. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/oralcavityminorsalivarygeneral.html. Accessed July 19th, 2018.
Definition / general
Clinical features
Prognostic factors
  • Tumor size, surgical margins, grade, lymph node status, Karnofsky status and T classification are significant prognostic factors regarding disease free survival (Head Neck 2011;33:1406)
  • Wide local excision with adequate negative margins is necessary for better prognosis and outcome
  • Role of adjuvant radiotherapy is less well defined (J Cancer Res Ther 2012;8:S111)