Adenoma of the Intra-Oral Minor Salivary Glands: Clinicopathological Study in Aden
Introduction: Intra–oral tumors are the most frequent among the rare minor salivary gland tumors. The palate was the most common site of involvement and usually at the junction between the hard and soft palate. The aim of this study was to determine the clinicopathological features of intra-oral minor salivary glands tumors in Al-Gumhoria teaching Hospital.
Methods: A retrospective study was done on all histopathological records of intra-oral minor salivary glands adenoma in Al-Gumhoria Teaching Hospital during the period of October 2003- July 2010. Variables analyzed were patient's age and gender, clinical manifestation and radiological findings as well as tumor location and type.
Result: All the 25 intra-oral minor salivary gland adenomas were painless, mobile and slowly growing tumor and 80.0% of them were located in the palate. Male to female ratio was 1:1.50, around half of the patients (56%) were in the 4th decade of their life and the mean age was 43.8±0.9 years for male and 37.9±2.3 years for female patients. Pleomorphic adenoma was the most common tumor and the majority (92%) was treated by enucleation of the tumor.
Conclusion: Pleomorphic adenoma was the most common tumor and the palate was the most commonly affected site. Females had more tendency of intra-oral minor salivary gland adenoma with a younger mean age than male patients.
Keywords: Benign Tumor, Pleomorphic Adenoma, Al-Gumhoria Hospital, Yemen.