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June 1969

Salivary Gland Neoplasms in Childhood

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Otolaryngology, School of Medicine, University of Washington, the Children's Orthopedic Hospital and Medical Center, and the Swedish Hospital and Medical Center, Seattle.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1969;89(6):878-882. doi:10.1001/archotol.1969.00770020880015

AN ADEQUATE number of salivary gland tumors in adults have been observed to allow a relatively accurate prediction of the course of the disease once the knowlege has been pooled from the clinical appearance and histologic studies. The behavior of these tumors in the pediatric population, because of the infrequent occurrence in this group, is less well understood. Small series and isolated case reports form the bulk of available information and give rise to conflicting findings.

Several well-documented collections of cases on neoplasms of salivary glands in children have appeared in recent years.1-4

Case Material  The case material in this report was collected from the files of the Children's Orthopedic Hospital and Medical Center and Swedish Hospital Medical Center in Seattle, from 1930 through 1966. The ten tumors to be presented occurred in patients 18 years of age and younger. Cases were extracted from a total of 569,000 hospital

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