Background: Salivary gland tumours constitute 3-10% of head and neck neoplasms. Their varied morphology poses challenge to pathologists as well as clinicians.
Methods: The present observational study included 99 cases of salivary gland tumours. Clinical details and findings of histopathological examination were noted.
Results: Mean age of the study subjects was 34.7 years. Female preponderance was seen. Most common site involved was parotid (64.7%). Most common tumour encountered was pleomorphic adenoma (76.5%). Malignant changes were seen in 17.6% cases. Most common malignant change seen was mucoepidermoid carcinoma (8.8%).
Conclusion: Malignant changes were seen in 17.6% cases. Pleomorphic adenoma was the most common benign neoplasm and mucoepidermoid carcinoma was the most common malignant tumour seen.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Anurag Mohan, Dr. Debi Prosad Dasgupta, Dr. Ajay Kumar. Histopathological study of salivary gland tumours in a tertiary care hospital. Int J Clin Diagn Pathol 2020;3(3):230-233. DOI: 10.33545/pathol.2020.v3.i3d.287