Warthin's tumor

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Warthin's tumor

Warthin tumor is an unusual growth of cells (tumor) in a salivary gland.  The first symptom is usually a painless, slow-growing bump in front of the ear, on the bottom of the mouth, or under the chin.   Warthin tumors may increase in size over time, but few become cancerous.  Though the cause is currently unknown, smoking is believed to increase the chance of developing Warthin tumor.  Treatment may consist of surgery to remove the tumor or careful observation to watch for changes in the tumor over time.
 

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The terms "Warthin's tumor" returned 13 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Low grade mucoepidermoid carcinoma in a setting of Warthin's tumor.
 

Author(s): Manisha Mohapatra, S Satyanarayana

Journal: Indian J Pathol Microbiol. ;55(3):392-4.

 

Warthin's tumor also known as papillary cystadenoma lymphomatosum is a common benign salivary gland neoplasm that occurs exclusively in parotid gland. Rarely, the tumor can undergo carcinomatous or lymphomatous transformation of epithelial or lymphoid component, respectively. Herein, ...

Last Updated: 3 Oct 2012

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Warthin's tumor of the parotid gland: study of 70 cases.
 

Author(s): Helma Maria Chedid, Abrão Rapoport, Kiyoshi Fernandes Aikawa, Aglailton Dos Santos Menezes, Otávio Alberto Curioni

Journal: Rev Col Bras Cir. ;38(2):90-4.

 

To report the clinical characteristics, treatment and complication of Warthin tumors.

Last Updated: 28 Jun 2011

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Using time-dependent covariate analysis to elucidate the relation of smoking history to Warthin's tumor risk.
 

Author(s): Laurence S Freedman, Bernice Oberman, Siegal Sadetzki

Journal: Am. J. Epidemiol.. 2009 Nov;170(9):1178-85.

 

The authors aimed to elucidate the relation of the time-dependent smoking history parameters--age at smoking initiation and smoking intensity, duration, and latency--to the risk of Warthin's tumor, a benign tumor of the salivary gland for which cigarette smoking is a strong risk factor. ...

Last Updated: 16 Oct 2009

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The terms "Warthin's tumor" returned 2 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Gray scale and Doppler ultrasonography of the benign tumors of parotid gland (pleomorphic adenoma and Warthin's tumor). Pictorial essay.
 

Author(s): Daniela Fodor, Sever Pop, Alma Maniu, Marcel Cosgaria

Journal: Med Ultrason. 2010 Sep;12(3):238-44.

 

The purpose of this pictorial essay is to illustrate the ultrasonographic aspects of the most common benign tumors of the parotid gland: pleomorphic adenoma and Warthin's tumor. The gray scale and Doppler ultrasonographic findings of the two tumors are reviewed and exemplified.

Last Updated: 4 Jan 2011

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Malignant lymphoma arising from heterotopic Warthin's tumor in the neck: case report and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Shigeki Gorai, Tsutomu Numata, Sawako Kawada, Masayuki Nakano, Jun-ichi Tamaru, Toshimitsu Kobayashi

Journal: Tohoku J. Exp. Med.. 2007 Jun;212(2):199-205.

 

Warthin's tumor (WT), so-called adenolymphoma, is a benign salivary gland tumor with both epithelial and lymphoid histological characteristics, so the histogenesis remains unclear. Treatment consists primarily of tumor removal or conservative follow up. Here we present a rare case ...

Last Updated: 5 Jun 2007

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