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The pattern of presentation of salivary gland tumors in Africa: A review of published reports

February 1, 2010  |  Moses A. Yaor, MBBS, DLO, FRCSEd (Otol)


Salivary glands are the site of a wide variety of histopathologic types of benign and malignant tumors. The author reviewed 23 articles from 12 African countries published between 1980 and 2004 to examine patterns of salivary gland tumors. These neoplasms represent a...

Salivary gland myoepithelioma with focal capsular invasion

July 1, 2009  |  Banu Dogan Gun, MD, Sukru Oguz Ozdamar, MD, Burak Bahadir, MD, and Lokman Uzun, MD


Salivary gland tumors that display myoepithelial differentiation exclusively or predominantly are relatively uncommon, and the assessment of malignancy in a myoepithelial tumor can be difficult. We report a case of parotid gland myoepithelioma composed predominantly of spindle...

Unilateral submandibular gland aplasia: A rare phenomenon

March 1, 2009  |  Neel Gupta, MD, Enrique Palacios, MD, FACR, and Shannon Barry, MS

Vocal fold immobility from a primary minor salivary gland small-cell carcinoma: Case report

February 1, 2009  |  Robert L. Witt, MD, FACS and Patrick A. Wilson, MD, FCAP


Small-cell carcinoma of a minor salivary gland is a rare and to the best of our knowledge previously unreported cause of vocal fold immobility. We describe the case of a 68-year-old woman who presented with hoarseness, dysphagia, and weight loss. Examination revealed left vocal...

Chondrosarcoma of the greater cornu of the hyoid: A case report and literature review

September 26, 2008  |  Sanjay Verma, MBBCh, MA, FRCS (ORL-HNS), PhD, Perumal Chokkalingam, BSc, FRCS, and Duncan McRae, FRCS, FRCS (ORL-HNS)


We report an unusual case of a young woman with chondrosarcoma affecting the greater cornu of the hyoid bone. Only a handful of reports of primary chondrosarcoma involving the hyoid exist in the world literature. The case described presented as a swelling in the submandibular...

Osteoclast-like giant-cell tumor of the parotid with salivary duct carcinoma: Case report and cytologic, histologic, and immunohistochemical findings

October 1, 2007  | 

Maryam Kadivar, MD, APCP;
Yalda Nilipour, MD;
Alireza Sadeghipour, MD, APCP



Salivary gland lymphoepithelial cysts

May 1, 2007  |  Heike Varnholt, MD; Lester D.R. Thompson, MD, FASCP; Liron Pantanowitz, MD

Necrotizing sialometaplasia: A potential diagnostic pitfall

September 1, 2006  |  Pavel Komínek, MD, PhD; Petr Blasch, MD
Necrotizing sialometaplasia is a benign, spontaneously healing inflammatory condition. It usually affects the...

Sialoblastoma: A rare submandibular gland neoplasm

July 1, 2006  |  D.J. Verret, MD; Rene L. Galindo, MD, PhD; Robert J. DeFatta, MD, PhD; Paul W. Bauer, MD
A sialoblastoma is a rare congenital epithelial tumor that arises in a major salivary gland. To our knowledge,...

Giant calculus of the submandibular salivary duct

May 1, 2006  |  Edwin K. Chan, MD; Nilesh D. Patel, MD

Epithelial-myoepithelial carcinoma

April 1, 2006  |  Gretchen S. Folk, DDS; Lester D.R. Thompson, MD, FASCP

Mucoepidermoid carcinoma

December 1, 2005  |  Lester D.R. Thompson, MD


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