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Cite this page: Handra-Luca, A. Metastases to salivary glands. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/salivaryglandsmetastases.html. Accessed November 20th, 2018.
Definition / general
- 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