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Ear Nose Throat J. 1998 May;77(5):390-1, 395.

Pediatric mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the minor salivary glands.

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  • 1Department of Otolaryngoloy-HNS, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver 80262, USA.

Abstract

Carcinoma of the minor salivary glands is an uncommon lesion in children. However, due to the greater proportion of malignancies in salivary gland masses of children as compared to adults, a high degree of suspicion is warranted. Questionable lesions should be biopsied, and a diagnosis aggressively pursued. Wide local excision is the treatment of choice for mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the minor salivary glands, and radiation therapy should be considered in select cases.

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