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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 95-97
Sialolipoma of the parotid gland: Case report with literature review comparing major and minor salivary gland sialolipomas


1 Department of Pathology, The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN, USA
2 Department of Otolaryngology, The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN, USA

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Nadeem Zafar
Department of Pathology, 930 Madison Ave, 5th Floor, Memphis, TN 38103
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DOI: 10.4103/0973-029X.110687

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Sialolipoma is a rare tumor found within both major and minor salivary glands. Here we discuss sialolipoma of the parotid gland and briefly review the English literature. Including our case, a total of 35 sialolipomas have been reported, 18 within major salivary glands and 17 within minor salivary glands. Major gland sialolipomas most often are presented in the parotid gland (77%) and those from minor glands were most often seen in the palate (41%). All lesions were well circumscribed and contained mature adipose tissue intimately admixed with benign salivary gland components. Ductal dilatation was found in 100% of minor salivary gland sialolipomas but in only 28% of major salivary gland tumors. Nerve entrapment has also rarely been noted in major salivary glands (14%) whereas myxoid degeneration has been identified in rare minor salivary glands tumors (13%). Treatment is surgical excision and is curative with no reports of recurrence.


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