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|Title: ||Minor salivary gland tumors in a south American population|
|Other Titles: ||Archive of Oncology|
|Authors: ||Barros, Adna Conceição|
Gurgel, Clarissa Araújo Silva
Gomes, Mário Caymmi
Agra, Ivan Marcelo Gonçalves
Kruschewsky, Leonardo de Souza
Santos, Jean Nunes dos
|Keywords: ||Salivary Glands;Minor;Salivary Gland Neoplasms;Epidemiology;Brazil;Mouth Neoplasms|
|Issue Date: ||2010|
|Abstract: ||Background: Salivary gland tumors are uncommon. This study aimed to investigate both clinical and epidemiological aspects
of minor salivary gland tumors in a Brazilian population.
Methods: From 1976 to 2007, data obtained from clinical records and histological diagnoses were reviewed according to
Results: A total of 217 MSGTs were identified. Pleomorphic adenomas (83%) and adenoid cystic carcinomas (28.8%) were
the most frequent ones. The mean age of patients with benign and malignant tumors was 54.7 and 44.7 years, respectively.
There was a female predominance and the palate was the most affected location. Surgery was the treatment of choice, but
adjuvant radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy were also used. Recurrence rate of benign and malignant tumors was respectively
11.2% and 20.4%.
Conclusion: this population showed a relatively higher proportion of malignant tumors, and these tumors were associated
with a higher rate of recurrence when compared to benign tumors. However, the overall recurrence of 16.2% was also within
the reported range for these tumors. In addition, despite the results of this study are similar to previous series found in the
literature, it provides an important insight into the epidemiology of patients presenting minor salivary gland tumors.|
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