Author(s): Qayyum S, Meacham R, Sebelik M, Zafar N
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Abstract Sialolipoma is a rare tumor found within both major and minor salivary glands. Here we discuss sialolipoma of the parotid gland and briefly review the English literature. Including our case, a total of 35 sialolipomas have been reported, 18 within major salivary glands and 17 within minor salivary glands. Major gland sialolipomas most often are presented in the parotid gland (77\%) and those from minor glands were most often seen in the palate (41\%). All lesions were well circumscribed and contained mature adipose tissue intimately admixed with benign salivary gland components. Ductal dilatation was found in 100\% of minor salivary gland sialolipomas but in only 28\% of major salivary gland tumors. Nerve entrapment has also rarely been noted in major salivary glands (14\%) whereas myxoid degeneration has been identified in rare minor salivary glands tumors (13\%). Treatment is surgical excision and is curative with no reports of recurrence.
This article was published in J Oral Maxillofac Pathol
and referenced in Journal of Antivirals & Antiretrovirals