Cancers of Major Salivary Glands

Aru Panwar, Jessica A. Kozel, William M. Lydiatt

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Major salivary gland malignancies are a rare but histologically diverse group of entities. Establishing the diagnosis of a malignant salivary neoplasm may be challenging because of the often minimally symptomatic nature of the disease, and limitations of imaging modalities and cytology. Treatment is centered on surgical therapy and adjuvant radiation in selected scenarios. Systemic therapy with chemotherapeutic agents and monoclonal antibodies lacks evidence in support of its routine use.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)615-633
Number of pages19
JournalSurgical Oncology Clinics of North America
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 1 2015


  • Cancer
  • Malignancy
  • Neoplasm
  • Salivary glands

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Oncology


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