Submandibular Gland Excision: 10-Year Outcome
Received Date: Jul 18, 2013 / Accepted Date: Jul 23, 2013 / Published Date: Jul 30, 2013
Background: Submandibular gland is the second largest salivary gland in human body. There are neoplastic and non-neoplastic diseases affecting the gland, while sialolithiasis is the most common non-neoplastic disease, pleomorphic adenoma is the most common neoplastic disease of the gland. The most common malignant tumor is adenoid cystic carcinoma.
Material and method: Patients who underwent submandibular gland operation at Cerrahpasa Medical School between 2002 and 2012 were retrospectively analyzed.
Results: Of the patients, 40 were male and 50 were female. Neoplastic diseases were seen in 42 patients and non-neoplastic diseases were seen in 48. The most common neoplastic benign tumor was pleomorphic adenoma, and the most common malignant tumor was mucoepidermoid carcinoma. The most common non-neoplastic disease was sialolithiasis followed by sialadenitis.
Conclusion: While data were consistent with the literature in general, mucoepidermoid carcinoma was found to be the most common malignant tumor of submandibular gland, which was different from the literature.
Keywords: Submandibular gland, Outcome assessment (Health Care)
Citation: Yilmaz M, Akil F, Yener HM, Aydin F, Acar GÃ–, et al. (2013) Submandibular Gland Excision: 10-Year Outcome. Otolaryngology 3:138. Doi: 10.4172/2161-119X.1000138
Copyright: © 2013 Yilmaz M, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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