Warthins tumor is the second most common benign tumor of the parotid gland it is more common in older men it is more common in older men cancerous malignant tumors are rare in the salivary glands and usually occur between ages 50 to 60. Salivary gland tumours or neoplasms are tumours that form in the tissues of salivary glandsthe salivary glands are classified as major or minorthe major salivary glands consist of the parotid submandibular and sublingual glands the minor salivary glands consist of 800 1000 small mucus secreting glands located throughout the lining of the oral cavity. The mucous and salivary gland tumours is relatively well defined within the limits imposed by the operability of any particular tumour and the individual surgeons estimate of the value of radio therapy as a primary or auxiliary method of treat ment after many vicissitudes and much un. A salivary gland infection caused by a benign tumor may cause an enlargement of the glands malignant cancerous tumors can grow quickly and cause loss of movement in the affected side of the face. A mucocele is a benign mucus containing cystic lesion of the minor salivary gland this type of lesion is most commonly referred to as mucocele the more common is a mucus extravasation cyst the other is a mucus retention cyst
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