Parotid gland tumors an evaluation at Tertiary Care Hospital.

  • Agha Taj Mohammed LUMHS, Jamshoro.
  • Sajda Khuhawar Institute of Dentistry, LUMHS, Jamshoro.
  • Bibi Gulsama LUMHS.
  • Salman Shams LUMHS.
Keywords: Benign, Malignant, Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma, Pleomorphic Adenoma, Parotid, Tumor


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.

Author Biographies

Agha Taj Mohammed, LUMHS, Jamshoro.
  1. MBBS, MS (General Surgery)

Associate Professor


Sajda Khuhawar, Institute of Dentistry, LUMHS, Jamshoro.




Bibi Gulsama, LUMHS.

BDS, MSc (Trained)


Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery


Salman Shams, LUMHS.



Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery