Salivary gland tumors in Malawi.

  title={Salivary gland tumors in Malawi.},
  author={Kari M. Thomas and M. S. R. Hutt and Johannes A. Borgstein},
  volume={46 10},
A study of 190 tumors of major and minor salivary glands seen in Malawi over a nine-year period showed an overall incidence rate similar to that in Western countries. However, submandibular and palatal tumors are relatively more common, parotid tumors more likely to be malignant, and submandibular tumors less likely to be malignant than in Western countries. No adenolymphomas were seen. Despite the long history given by many patients with pleomorphic adenomas, the rate of malignant change in… CONTINUE READING
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