• We review the clinical history and the pathological material of 21 patients with salivary gland tumors of the base of the tongue. The mainstay of treatment is surgical excision. The use of postoperative radiotherapy is believed to enhance the possibilities of local control of the disease. Perineural extension in certain tumors and lymph node metastasis in others have to be taken into consideration in planning a rational treatment program.
(Arch Otolaryngol 102:391-395, 1976)