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Salivary Gland Tumors
Amanda Jo Lott Marcellino, MD; Paige Bennett, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Diagnostic Checklist

        TERMINOLOGY

        • Definitions

          • Tumors of parotid and submandibular glands (as well as minor salivary tissue) include
            • Parotid carcinoma (most common site of salivary gland cancer)
            • Benign mixed tumors or pleomorphic adenoma
            • Warthin tumor
            • Primary lymphoma

        IMAGING

        • Nuclear Medicine Findings

          • Imaging Recommendations

            DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

              PATHOLOGY

              • General Features

                • Staging, Grading, & Classification

                  • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                    CLINICAL ISSUES

                    • Presentation

                      • Treatment

                        DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                        • Consider

                          • Image Interpretation Pearls

                            Selected References

                            1. Üstün F et al: The clinical significance of incidental parotid uptake in a PET/CT study: A diagnostic algorithm. Curr Med Imaging Rev. 15(3):326-33, 2019
                            2. Aro K et al: Development of a novel salivary gland cancer lymph node staging system. Cancer. 124(15):3171-80, 2018
                            3. Son E et al: Cancers of the major salivary gland. J Oncol Pract. 14(2):99-108, 2018
                            4. Panwar A et al: Cancers of major salivary glands. Surg Oncol Clin N Am. 24(3):615-33, 2015
                            5. Rassekh CH et al: Positron emission tomography in Warthin's tumor mimicking malignancy impacts the evaluation of head and neck patients. Am J Otolaryngol. 36(2):259-63, 2015
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                            KEY FACTS

                            • Terminology

                              • Imaging

                                • Diagnostic Checklist

                                  TERMINOLOGY

                                  • Definitions

                                    • Tumors of parotid and submandibular glands (as well as minor salivary tissue) include
                                      • Parotid carcinoma (most common site of salivary gland cancer)
                                      • Benign mixed tumors or pleomorphic adenoma
                                      • Warthin tumor
                                      • Primary lymphoma

                                  IMAGING

                                  • Nuclear Medicine Findings

                                    • Imaging Recommendations

                                      DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                        PATHOLOGY

                                        • General Features

                                          • Staging, Grading, & Classification

                                            • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                              CLINICAL ISSUES

                                              • Presentation

                                                • Treatment

                                                  DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                  • Consider

                                                    • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                      Selected References

                                                      1. Üstün F et al: The clinical significance of incidental parotid uptake in a PET/CT study: A diagnostic algorithm. Curr Med Imaging Rev. 15(3):326-33, 2019
                                                      2. Aro K et al: Development of a novel salivary gland cancer lymph node staging system. Cancer. 124(15):3171-80, 2018
                                                      3. Son E et al: Cancers of the major salivary gland. J Oncol Pract. 14(2):99-108, 2018
                                                      4. Panwar A et al: Cancers of major salivary glands. Surg Oncol Clin N Am. 24(3):615-33, 2015
                                                      5. Rassekh CH et al: Positron emission tomography in Warthin's tumor mimicking malignancy impacts the evaluation of head and neck patients. Am J Otolaryngol. 36(2):259-63, 2015