A study of salivary gland tumors in rural population of Haryana
In head and neck, salivary gland tumors are not very common. The aim of this study was to evaluate the relative frequencies, site distribution, types and the histopathological features of salivary tumors in rural population of Haryana. This is a study of 16 patients with salivary gland tumors in the department of Surgery in Surajmal hospital attached to World College of Medical Sciences & Research and Hospital, Gurawar, Jhajjar, Haryana (-124103). Out of 16 cases, 13 cases (81%) were benign and 3 (19%) were malignant with M: F ratio of 1.28:1. The highest incidence of the tumor was found in the 4th decade of life followed by 6th and 7th decade. Benign Parotid tumors were more common in men where as females showed more incidence of malignant tumors. Pleomorphic adenoma was found to be the commonest benign tumor (50%). The mucoepidermoid carcinoma was the most common malignant tumor (12.5%). Parotid glands were the most common site for the location of tumors (62.5%) followed by submandibular (31.25%) and sublingual salivary glands (6.25%).
Pleomorphic adenoma was the commonest benign salivary gland tumor while the most common malignant salivary gland tumor was mucoepidermoid. The parotid gland was the most common site of origin.
Keywords: Tumor, Salivary gland, Benign, Malignant