THE RECENT appearance of several apparently primary tumors of Stensen's duct has prompted us to look more closely into this entity. It has become quite clear that this is a most unusual primary neoplasm, and references to such a tumor are scanty indeed.The management of this primary tumor is not clearly defined in any text with which we are acquainted, and, in our opinion, this is a very serious and difficult problem.
The etiology of a tumor of the parotid duct is no more obvious than the etiology of a tumor of the associated salivary gland. It has been stated by some that the irritation of teeth, real or false, on the exit of the parotid duct may initiate the formation of a tumor, but there is no reasonable evidence to support such a theory. The cause is therefore not known.
The diagnosis of a tumor
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