05 Oct 2022
30 Sep 2022
Due to the concept that the minor salivary glands considered to be a rare neoplasm, it focused to create research to understand the distribution of these tumors, hence the aim of this study was to demonstrate the range and demographics of minor salivary gland tumors diagnosed in a sample of Iraqi population. The present study started from April 2013 to April 2019, and was focusing in evaluating the minor salivary glands tumors that refereed to Al-wasety hospital, all benign minor salivary glands tumors treated by excision of whole tumor with 0.5 cm safety margins of normal tissues, however, the treatment of malignant tumors included different line of treatment such as total or radical maxillectomy. The results showed that the most common tumor of minor salivary gland is the pleomorphic adenoma, and the most affected location is the palate. Also, the females seems to be much more affected than males. It concluded that pleomorphic adenoma seems to be the most frequent minor salivary gland tumor in the sample of Baghdad population, also the palate considered to be the most common place to be affected by these tumors.