Research Article
Volume 21 Issue 7 - 2022
Ultrasound Diagnosis of Major Salivary Gland Tumors
Rizvan Ya Abdullaiev1*, Valeriia Krynychko2, Andri Yefimenko1, Maryna Bondarenko2, Irina Kryzhanovskaya1, Valeriy Lysenko V1 and Sergey Yefimenko1
1Kharkiv Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education, Kharkiv, Ukraine
2Kharkiv National University Named After V.N. Karazin, Kharkiv, Ukraine
*Corresponding Author: Rizvan Ya Abdullaiev, Kharkiv Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education, Kharkiv, Ukraine.
Received: June 06, 2022; Published: June 27, 2022


Introduction: Defeat of the major salivary glands occupies 3 - 4% of all cases of head and neck cancer. Ultrasonography is the main imaging method for diagnosing pathologies of the major salivary glands. The aim of this study was to evaluate the possibilities of ultrasonography in the diagnosis of tumor formations of the large salivary glands.

Materials and Methods: A retrospective analysis of the results of ultrasonography in 61 patients aged 26 - 73 years operated on for tumors of the major salivary glands was carried out. The quantitative and qualitative echographic parameters were studied. Results reported as mean (standard deviation) and p < 0.05 were considered significant.

Results: Benign tumors of the major salivary glands were diagnosed in 49 (80.3 ± 5.1%) patients (P < 0.001), carcinoma in 12 (19.7 ± 5.1%) patients. Pleomorphic adenoma was diagnosed in 31 (50.8 ± 6.4%) cases, Warthin’s tumour - in 18 (29.5 ± 5.8%) cases, Mucoepidermoid carcinoma - in 5 (8.2 ± 3.5%) cases, Acinic cell carcinoma - in 4 (6.6 ± 3.1%) cases, Myoepithelial carcinoma - in 3 (4.9 ± 2.8%) cases, respectively.

Conclusion: Ultrasonography is an informative and affordable method for detecting salivary gland masses. Pleomorphic adenoma occurred significantly more frequently than Warthin tumors and carcinoma (P < 0,05 and P < 0,001). The main echographic signs of benign tumor of the salivary glands are clear, even contours, homogeneous structure and mild vascularization of the formation.


Keywords: Ultrasonography; Major Salivary Gland Tumors; Pleomorphic Adenoma


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