A review of heterotopia and associated salivary gland neoplasms of the head and neck

Alfio Ferlito, Giulia Bertino, Alessandra Rinaldo, Giacinto M. Mannarà, Kenneth O. Devaney

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Abstract

Salivary tissue neoplasms may involve normal, accessory and heterotopic salivary gland tissue. A case of Warthin's tumour originating from heterotopic salivary gland tissue of the upper neck is reported. The radioactive uptake of 131I, evidenced in the neck mass in its pre-diagnostic assessment, suggested a diagnosis of cervical node involvement from a primary malignant thyroid neoplasm. A critical review of the literature on heterotopic salivary gland tissue neoplasms of the head and neck is also presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)299-303
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Laryngology and Otology
Volume113
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1999

Keywords

  • Choristoma
  • Salivary gland neoplasms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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