Characteristics of salivary gland tumors in the United Arab Emirates

Journal of Clinical Case Reports

ISSN: 2165-7920

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Characteristics of salivary gland tumors in the United Arab Emirates

International Meeting on Clinical Case Reports

April 18-20, 2016 Dubai, UAE

Maher Abdel Fattah Al Shayeb

Ajman University of Science & Technology, UAE

Posters & Accepted Abstracts: J Clin Case Rep

Abstract :

Salivary gland tumors (SGT) are relatively rare cancers characterized by striking morphological diversity and wide variation in the global distribution of SGT incidence. Given the proximity to the head and neck structures, management of SGT has been clinically difficult. To the best of our knowledge, there are no epidemiological studies on SGT from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) or the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries (GCC). Patient charts (N=314) and associated pathological records were systematically reviewed between the years 1998-2014. Predominance of benign (74%) compared with malignant (26%) SGT was observed. Among the 83 malignant SGT identified, frequency was higher in males (61%) than in females (39%) and peak occurrence was in the fifth decade of life. Mucoepidermoid carcinoma was the most common type of tumor (35%) followed by adenoid cystic carcinoma (18.1%) and acinar cell carcinoma (10.8%). A similar pattern of tumor distribution was seen in patients from GCC, Asian and Middle East countries. This is the first report to address the distribution of salivary gland tumors in a multiethnic, multicultural population of the Gulf. The results suggest that the development of an SGT registry will help clinicians and researchers to better understand, manage and treat this rare disease.

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