Warthin 腫瘍12例の臨床病態的検討 [in Japanese] Clinicopathologic investigation of 12 cases of Warthin's tumor [in Japanese]
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Warthin's tumor, also known as adenolymphoma or papillary cystadenoma lymphomatosum, is a relatively rare benign salivary gland tumor that occurs most frequently in the parotid gland. We clinicopathologically studied 12 cases of Warthin's tumor (from 1976 to 2002), with reference to other relevant reports, and found that Warthin's tumor occurred more frequently in middle-aged or older men than in women. Eleven of the 12 cases arose exclusive'y in the parotid gland, while the remaining case showed coexistent tumors in the parotid and submandibular glands. Warthin's tumor is characterized by multiple occurrence, which was seen unilaterally in 4 of our patients. In total, 18 lumps were extirpated, and 1 contained a calcified mass, apparently caused by calcification of lymph nodes including embedded salivary gland tissue.
- Journal of Oral Surgery Society of Japan
Journal of Oral Surgery Society of Japan 50(8), 483-486, 2004-08-20
Japanese Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons