How to Manage Salivary Gland Tumors

타액선 종양의 치료지침

  • Park Yoon-Kyu (Departments of Surgery, Presbyterian Medical Center)
  • Published : 1993.06.01


The salivary gland consists of major and minor glands. The major glands are parotid, submandibular and sublingual glands. The numerous minor salivary glands are located in the mucosa of the upper aerodigestive tracts. Tumors of the salivary gland are relatively uncommon, and the incidence of the salivary gland tumor among the head and neck neoplasm is approximately 3%. Surgery is the primary treatment of choice for the most tumors of the salivary glands. Author reviewed the recent reports of salivary gland neoplasms of Korea and foreign institutes and suggest the guideline of managemnt of salivary gland tumors.