Issue Two 2017
2017, Vol. 4, issue 2, (October)
Contemporary treatment of salivary gland tumors. A review of the literature
Aim: The forthcoming study focuses on the opportunities of different treatment related to salivary gland tumors as well as some intraoperative dangers how the latter should be managed.
Materials and Methods: A thorough study of the English literature of the electronic databases “Pubmed”, “Scopus” and “Google Scholar” was held in order to accomplish our review properly.
Results: A great variety of surgical techniques and therapeutic approaches are reported while the most important ones are described thoroughly. Moreover, adverse events and recurrence are directly related to surgeon’s experience and substantial practice.
Conclusion: Extracapsular dissection constitutes the treatment of choice due to its significant lower incidence of adverse events as a less invasive surgical approach. In carefully selected patients, an application of surgical approach and combined radiotherapy and chemotherapy postoperatively may lead to improved outcomes.
Authors:Ioanna Polichroniadou; Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University - Sofia, Bulgaria;;
Panagiotis Karakostas; Department of Preventive Dentistry, Periodontology and Implant Biology, School of Dentistry, Aristotle University – Thessaloniki, Greece;;
Svetoslav Slavkov; University Specialized Hospital for Maxillofacial Surgery, Medical University of Sofia, Bulgaria. Department of Imaging and Oral Diagnostic, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University – Sofia, Bulgaria.;
Assya Krasteva; Faculty of Dental Medicine Department of Diagnostic Imaging and Oral Diagnostic Medical University of Sofia;