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Salivary Gland Mass Evaluation in Children

Purpose:

To manage a child with a mass in the region of a salivary gland using the approach of Bentz et al.

Specialty:

Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology

Objective:

clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics

ICD-10:

K11

Description:

While most masses in the region of a salivary gland are benign, malignant tumors of the salivary gland or adjacent tissues may occur. In general the overall prognosis for patients is favorable. The authors are from Northwestern University Medical School and Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago.

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