Malignant tumors of the parotid gland in children: incidence and outcomes.

  title={Malignant tumors of the parotid gland in children: incidence and outcomes.},
  author={Bassan J. Allan and Jun Tashiro and Sofia Diaz and Jason W Edens and Ramzi T. Younis and Seth Ray Thaller},
  journal={The Journal of craniofacial surgery},
  volume={24 5},
BACKGROUND Population-based analysis of the incidence, demographics, and management outcomes in children with malignant tumors of the parotid gland. METHODS Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results database (1973-2009) was researched for all patients younger than 20 years. RESULTS Overall, 284 patients were identified. Annual incidence of these tumors was 1.43 cases per million. The highest incidence occurred in girls (0.86/1,000,000), black children (0.849/1,000,000), and adolescents (1… CONTINUE READING
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