Oral cavity & oropharynx
Salivary gland carcinoma

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Revised: 24 May 2019

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PubMed Search: Salivary gland carcinoma[TI]

Nella Cristina Fernandez, M.D.
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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)
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