Lung carcinomas of the salivary gland type

Lung carcinomas of the salivary gland type are also known as salivary gland–type tumours of the lung (SGTTLs) or bronchial gland neoplasms

The usual consignation to the group of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) may be unfortunate because the clinical behavior of SGTTLs can be quite different from that of conventional lung cancers 5.

Epidemiology

SGTTLs are thought to account for 0.1-2% of all lung carcinomas

Pathology

These tumours occur primarily in the central airways and are thought to originate from submucosal glands 5:

Only a few cases of the latter two lesions have been reported in the literature.

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Article Information

rID: 22972
System: Chest
Section: Pathology
Tag: cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Carcinomas of the lung of salivary gland type
  • Salivary gland type lung cancers
  • Lung carcinoma of the salivary gland type
  • Salivary gland type lung carcinoma
  • Primary salivary gland type lung cancer
  • Salivary gland type tumours
  • Sailvary gland type tumors
  • Bronchial gland neoplasms
  • Lung carcinoma of the salivary gland type
  • Lung carcinoma of salivary gland type

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