Oncocytoma of the salivary glands

Oncocytomas of the salivary glands are rare benign epithelial tumors.

They typically present in older individuals (6th to 8th decades of life). There may be a slight increased female predilection.

While they can affect any of salivary glands. They most commonly in the parotid gland (around 80% of cases).

Often seen as a well-defined parotid mass showing homogeneous enhancement.

There are benign lesions and are often surgically excised. They have a recurrence rate of around 20-30% (especially with incomplete excision or multinodularity). Malignant differentiation and metastasis are extremely rare.

It was first described by Jaffe in 1932.

Article information

rID: 32714
System: Head & Neck
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Oncocytomas of salivary glands
  • Salivary gland oncocytoma
  • Salivary gland oncocytomas
  • Oncocytomas of salivary gland
  • Oncocytoma of salivary glands

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Cases and figures

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    Case 1: in submandibular gland
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