Salivary glands
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Metastases to salivary glands


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PubMed Search: Metastases[TI] salivary glands[TIAB]

Adriana Handra-Luca, M.D.
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Definition / general
Cite this page: Handra-Luca A. Metastases to salivary glands. PathologyOutlines.com website. https://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/salivaryglandsmetastases.html. Accessed May 24th, 2020.
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
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