Background: Salivary gland tumour is a comparatively sporadic and morphologically varied collection of pathologic entities. Hence; we histopathologically analyzed the salivary gland tumour in the present study.Materials & methods: The present analysis included histopathologic assessment of salivary gland neoplasms. All the biopsies received in the department were recorded. H and E stained slides were made and were assessed by experienced and certified oral pathologists. Histopathologic diagnosis were recorded in Microsoft excel sheet and were analyzed by SPSS software. Results: Biopsies of a total of 70 salivary gland neoplasms were studies in the present study. Among these, 40 were benign while the remaining 30 were malignant in nature. Total frequency of occurrence of Pleomorphic adenoma, Basal cell adenoma and Warthin’s tumour was 25.6%, 10% and 14.2% respectively. Frequency of occurrence of Adenoid cystic adenoma, mucoepidermoid carcinoma, acinic cell carcinoma, polymorphous low grade adenocarcinoma and carcinoma ex-pleomorphic adenoma was 7.2%, 8.6%, 7.2%, 5.8% and 4.2% respectively.Conclusion:Knowledge of demographic and prevalence of different salivary gland tumors is necessary for understanding the pathophysiology of the disease.
Key words: Neoplasm, Salivary gland, Tumour