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July 1976

Salivary Gland Tumors of the Base of the Tongue

Author Affiliations

From the Head and Neck Service, Department of Surgery (Drs Goepfert and Byers), and the Department of Pathology (Drs Giraldo and Luna), University of Texas System Cancer Center and M. D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute, Houston.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1976;102(7):391-395. doi:10.1001/archotol.1976.00780120039002

• 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)