A Clinico-Pathologic Study of 82 Intraoral Minor Salivary Gland Tumors


Z Jaafari-Ashkavandi 1 , * , MJ Ashraf 2 , N Afandak 2

1 Department of Oral pathology, School of Dentistry, Shiraz University of Medical Sci-ences, [email protected], Iran

2 Department of Pathology, Khalili Hospital, Shiraz University of Medical Sci-ences, Iran

How to Cite: Jaafari-Ashkavandi Z, Ashraf M, Afandak N. A Clinico-Pathologic Study of 82 Intraoral Minor Salivary Gland Tumors, Iran Red Crescent Med J. Online ahead of Print ; 13(9):674-677.


Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal: 13 (9); 674-677
Article Type: Brief Report
Received: September 20, 2011
Accepted: April 25, 2011




Background: Intraoral minor salivary glands tumors (MSGT) are uncommon, with geographic variations in frequency and distribution. This study analyzed the clinic-pathologic features of these tumors in Shiraz, southern Iran.


Methods: All of cases histopathologically recorded as epithelial MSGT in Pathology Department of Khalili Hospital from 2002 to 2009 were evaluated with regard to patient's age and gender, tumor location and type, retrospectively.


Results: Out of 82 cases of MSGT, 53.7% were benign and 46.3% were malignant. Pleomorphic adenoma and adenoid cystic carcinoma were the most common benign and malignant tumors, respectively. The palate was the most common site of involvement (64.6%). Male to female ratio was 1:1.27. The mean age of the patients was 35.0±17.2 years for benign and 48.8±18.2 years for malignant tumors.


Conclusion: MSGTs in the present study represent many characteristics of other studies. However, our patients who were affected by benign tumors were young.



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