Lung carcinomas of the salivary gland type

Last revised by Craig Hacking on 4 Jun 2020

Lung carcinomas of the salivary gland type are also known as salivary gland–type tumors 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.


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


These tumors 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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