Salivary gland tumors

Tumor - salivary duct

Salivary gland tumors are abnormal cells growing in the gland or in the tubes (ducts) that drain the salivary glands.

Head and neck glands

There are several pairs of salivary glands in different locations: a major pair in front of the ears (parotid glands); two major pairs on the floor of the mouth (sublingual and submaxillary glands); and several minor pairs within the lips, cheeks, and tongue.

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When to Contact a Medical Professional