¿Puede un tumor benigno derivar en cáncer de parótida?

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¿Puede un tumor benigno derivar en cáncer de parótida?

At Maxillofacial Institute, we receive numerous consultations from patients who underwent surgery for tumors of the parotid gland, asking if there is a risk that the tumor will reappear. Let's see: Most tumors of the salivary glands and specifically of the parotid gland are benign. The most frequent is the so-called mixed tumor or pleomorphic...

New minimally invasive approach for the removal of parotid tumors

The minimally invasive approach for the removal of parotid tumors was first described by our team of surgeons in the article "Minimal incision in parotidectomy" (Int.J. Oral Maxillofac, Surg., 2007; 36: 72-76). The design of this approach is in the form of "V" and requires only prearicular incisions that are continued by the fold of...

Head and neck tumors and their relationship with HPV

Classically, the risk factors associated with squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (CECC) have been the consumption of tobacco and alcohol, however, studies developed in the US and in northern European countries have detected a decrease in the incidence of carcinomas associated to tobacco and alcohol and an increase in the incidence of...

What is the parotid gland?

Parotid glands are one of the three main types of salivary glands in the body, and they are located on the sides of the face, just in front of the ear. These glands (together with the sublingual and submaxillary glands) play a very important role: the creation of saliva, which in turn helps digestion, lubricates...