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Salivary glands

Epithelial / myoepithelial tumors

Metastases to salivary glands


Reviewer: Adriana Handra-Luca, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 26 January 2013, last major update September 2012
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● Metastases usually to intraparotid or submandibular lymph nodes (Pathol Res Pract 1986;181:684)
● Most common submandibular metastatic tumors are metastatic squamous cell carcinoma from upper aerodigestive tract or skin, or melanoma to submandibular lymph nodes
● Distant metastases to salivary glands also arise from breast, colon, kidney, lung, prostate

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