Minor salivary gland tumours

Minor salivary gland tumours (MSGTs) are a subtype of salivary gland tumours originating from the minor salivary glands, which are found in the lips, tongue, and the mucosa of the oropharynx and larynx, among other locations.

MSGTs account for ~15% of all salivary gland tumours.

The most common site of MSGTs of the head and neck is the oral cavity. The most common malignant histologies are adenoid cystic carcinoma and mucoepidermoid carcinoma.

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rID: 24700
System: Head & Neck
Section: Pathology
Tags: stub, cases, refs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Minor salivary gland tumors
  • Minor salivary gland tumour
  • Minor salivary gland tumor
  • Minor salivary gland tumours (MSGTs

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