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August 1966

Oncocytoma of the Submaxillary Salivary Gland: Report of a Case

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Pathology, Columbia Hospital, Milwaukee.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1966;84(2):193-197. doi:10.1001/archotol.1966.00760030195014

ONCOCYTOMAS are rare tumors occurring mostly in the parotid gland. Of the 25 reported cases, 20 arose in the parotid gland, two in the submaxillary gland, two in the palate, and one in the larynx (Table).

The purpose of this paper is to record an additional case of oncocytoma of the submaxillary salivary gland.

Report of a Case  A 42-year-old white man had been aware of a nontender, firm mass in the left side of his neck for about eight months. On physical examination a 2×1.5×1 cm nodule was palpable in the submaxillary region, 2 cm anterior to the angle of the mandible. It was not fixed to the skin or to the deep structures of the neck and was thought to be an enlarged lymph node. The nodule was removed easily and the postoperative course was uneventful. Follow-up examination, after eight months, showed no

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