Parotid gland tumors an evaluation at Tertiary Care Hospital.
Objectives: To evaluate epidemiological pattern, early diagnostic tool and histological type of parotid gland tumors. Study Design: Prospective cross sectional study. Setting: Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery& General Surgery Liaquat University hospital Hyderabad. Period: From 2013 to 2017. Material & Methods: Study contains 67 patients of parotid tumors after initial diagnosis. These patients were first diagnosed by FNAC (Fine needle aspiration cytology) along with CT scan & MRI where required. Final diagnosis was established after histopathological diagnosis of tumor. Results: Males were predominantly involved in both tumor patterns. Most common age group was 5th decade in both benign and malignant tumors. FNAC has diagnostic sensitivity of almost 90-97%. Out of 67, 51 tumors were benign and 16 were malignant. Pleomorphic adenoma was the most common benign tumor while mucoepidermoid carcinoma was found as most received malignant tumor. Conclusion: Pleomorphic adenoma is most commonly found benign tumor and mucoepidermoid carcinoma is found more in numbers as malignant tumor.