minor salivary gland

Canalicular adenoma

Canalicular adenoma is a benign (noncancerous) type of salivary gland tumour. It most commonly arises in a minor salivary gland, such as those in the lip and oral cavity (palate, gingiva, floor of mouth). It is a rare tumour, representing about 1% of all salivary gland tumours. What are the symptoms of a canalicular adenoma? …
Read More »

Polymorphous adenocarcinoma

What is polymorphous adenocarcinoma? Polymorphous adenocarcinoma (PAC) is a type of salivary gland cancer. Pathologists divide polymorphous adenocarcinoma into two types: conventional and cribriform. Where is polymorphous adenocarcinoma found in the body? Polymorphous adenocarcinoma typically involves one of the minor salivary glands in the oral cavity, with the most common location being the palate. Can …
Read More »

Carcinoma ex pleomorphic adenoma

What is carcinoma ex pleomorphic adenoma? Carcinoma ex pleomorphic adenoma is a type of salivary gland cancer that develops from within a previously noncancerous tumour called pleomorphic adenoma. What does ex pleomorphic adenoma mean? In pathology, carcinoma is a general term used to describe a group of cancerous tumours made up of epithelial cells while …
Read More »

Salivary duct carcinoma

What is salivary duct carcinoma? Salivary duct carcinoma is a type of salivary gland cancer. Salivary duct carcinoma is an aggressive cancer that often spreads into the tissue surrounding the salivary gland and to other organs such as lymph nodes and the lungs. Where in the body is salivary duct carcinoma normally found? The most …
Read More »

A+ A A-