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      Perfil epidemiológico de neoplasias epiteliales de glándulas salivales Translated title: Epithelial tumors of salivary glands. Review of 286 pathology reports


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          Background:: Epithelial tumors of the salivary glands, including benign tumors and aggressive malignancies with different prognoses, are uncommon. Aim: To describe the frequency and distribution of salivary gland tumors according to age, gender and anatomical location. Material and Methods: Review of pathological reports of salivary gland tumors of a Pathology laboratory at a clinical hospital from 2006 to 2016. Results: Five hundred ninety salivary gland biopsies were reviewed. Of these, 286 (49%) were primary epithelial tumors of the salivary glands. Two hundred thirty (80%) were benign and 56 (20%) were malignant tumors. Regarding location, 274 (96%) were in the major salivary glands, and 12 (4%) in the minor salivary glands. The most common histological types were pleomorphic adenoma for benign tumors in 172 cases, followed by papillary cystadenoma lymphomatosum in 33 cases. Mucoepidermoid carcinoma was the most common malignant tumor in 14 cases. Conclusions: These results are similar to reports from abroad, however more studies are necessary to be able to establish a more representative and updated analysis.

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          There is little information in the English-language literature about the epidemiology of salivary gland neoplasms in the eastern Chinese population. A large retrospective study (6982 primary salivary tumors during 23 years) was carried out to investigate the clinicopathological features (tumor location, patient sex and age) of these tumors in this population. 3593 tumors were in males and 3389 in females. Pleomorphic adenoma (69%) was the most common tumor and 20% were located in minor glands. 92% of Warthin's tumors occurred in males. Malignant tumors were predominantly adenoid cystic carcinoma (30%) and mucoepidermoid carcinoma (30%). Incidences of lymphoepithelial carcinomas (5%) and polymorphous low-grade adenocarcinoma (1%) of malignant tumors were identified. 28% of tumors originated from minor glands. Most findings were similar to those in the literature, with some variations. The salivary tumors slightly predominated in males. Relatively higher incidences of minor gland tumors and specifically of pleomorphic adenoma in minor glands were noted. Adenoid cystic carcinoma and mucoepidermoid carcinoma constituted the most common malignancies. There was a high incidence of lymphoepithelial carcinomas but a low incidence of polymorphous low-grade adenocarcinoma. The historical significant male predominance of Warthin's tumor was confirmed.
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              Salivary gland tumours are relatively rare and comprise a diverse range of neoplasms. The aim of this study was to determine the range and demographics of all histologically diagnosed salivary tumours in a European population. All entries for salivary gland tumours from 1974 to 2005 inclusive were retrieved and analysed for each diagnosis including number of specimens, male:female ratio and age range. These data were then analysed for the distribution of benign and malignant salivary tumours in major and minor salivary glands. 58,880 specimens were received; of these, 741 cases (1.3% of all specimens) were diagnosed as salivary gland tumours with a male to female ratio of 0.7:1. There were 481 (64.9%) benign and 260 (35.1%) malignant neoplasms, with the most common tumours being pleomorphic adenoma and mucoepidermoid carcinoma, respectively. Our study provides demographic data on a large series of salivary gland tumours in a European population. Accurate diagnosis is essential as salivary lesions have diverse clinical and prognostic outcomes. This study has confirmed that some tumours have a predilection for certain sites and that the risk of malignant disease is also greater at specific sites within the oral cavity.

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                Revista médica de Chile
                Rev. méd. Chile
                Sociedad Médica de Santiago (Santiago, , Chile )
                December 2018
                : 146
                : 10
                : 1159-1166
                [1] Santiago Santiago de Chile orgnamePontificia Universidad Católica de Chile orgdiv1Departamento de Cirugía Oncológica y Maxilofacial orgdiv2División de Cirugía Chile
                [2] Santiago Santiago de Chile orgnamePontificia Universidad Católica de Chile orgdiv1Facultad de Medicina orgdiv2Departamento de Anatomía Patológica Chile

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                : 04 April 2018
                : 04 October 2018
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                Neoplasms,Pathology,Salivary Glands,Surgery, Oral
                Neoplasms, Pathology, Salivary Glands, Surgery, Oral


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