Comprehensive study of salivary gland neoplasms: single department study in a tertiary care centre
Keywords:Parotid, Submandibular gland, Malignant salivary, Benign salivary gland
Background: Pathologies of salivary glands are common in the general population. Of them few are neoplasms-benign or malignant. The presentation of salivary gland pathologies are both to general surgeons and otorhinolaryngologists of the same hospital. The presentation to concerned treating surgeon is based on the symptoms during presentation. This study aims at the various types of salivary gland pathologies requiring surgical intervention and the rate of recurrence following surgery in a single department.
Methods: Retrospective study was conducted. Study period was from May 2017 to February 2019. All salivary gland neoplasms were studied for presentation and recurrence following surgery.
Results: Intraoperative difficulties and post-operative complications more common in malignant tumors. Female gender is more commonly affected by benign neoplasms. There is no gender predilection in malignant neoplasms. Facial nerve is most common nerve to get affected in pre-operative and during surgery as well.
Conclusions: Neoplasms of salivary glands are common in females though it has equal incidence in malignancy. Facial nerve is most commonly affected as complication in malignant neoplasms.
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