Salivary Gland Tumours
Tumours in the salivary glands occur most often in the parotid gland and in 80% of cases the tumours are benign. In the case of the submaxillary gland, one out of every two tumours will be malignant. In the minor salivary glands the risk of malignancy is as high as 75%.
Diagnosis: The characteristics of the tumour observed in CT or MRI will give us data on benignity or malignancy. Before planning the surgery, a puncture of the lesion will allow us to obtain more data on the type of tumour.