Epidemiology

Tumours of the oral cavity and oropharynx account for 9-23% of all salivary gland neoplasms in major series {669, 704,2301}. The most common sites are the palate (44-58%), lips (15-22%) and buccal mucosa (12-15%) {669,704,2301, 2711}. Variations in these series probably reflect patterns of referral in different institutions, together with geographical and ethnic differences. Tumours of the oropharynx are relatively uncommon and form only 1.1-3.3% of all minor gland tumours {669,704,2448}. Most studies show a female to male ratio in the range of 1.2:1-1.5:1 {2711}.

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