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Warthin tumor


Other Names for this Disease
  • Papillary cystadenoma lymphomatosum (formerly)
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Overview

Warthin tumor is a benign tumor of the 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.[1][2][3]
Last updated: 9/8/2015

References

  1. Salivary Gland Tumors. MedlinePlus. February 2014; http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001040.htm.
  2. Iwai T, Baba J, Murata S, Mitsudo K, Maegawa J, Nagahama K, Tohnai I. Warthin tumor arising from the minor salivary gland. J Craniofac Surg. September 2012; 23(5):374-376.
  3. Sanford Dubner, MD. Benign Parotid Tumors. Medscape Reference. March 2015; http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1289560-overview#showall.
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Other Names for this Disease
  • Papillary cystadenoma lymphomatosum (formerly)
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.