Tumor deposits in salivary gland tumors

SARIOĞLU S., Kilicarslan E., AYDIN B., Kozen M. A., AKMAN F., ÖZTOP İ., ...More

PATHOLOGY INTERNATIONAL, vol.68, no.3, pp.183-189, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 68 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/pin.12637
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.183-189
  • Keywords: head and neck, salivary gland, salivary gland tumors, tumor deposit, COLORECTAL-CANCER, OPTIMAL CATEGORIZATION, CARCINOMA, ANGIOTROPISM, METASTASES, PROGNOSIS, MELANOMA, HEAD
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Tumor deposits (TDs), identified in different types of carcinomas are associated with poor prognosis. Salivary gland tumors were evaluated for the first time for TDs in this series. Pathological and clinical features of 25 salivary gland carcinomas primarily treated surgically including neck dissection were determined and all cases were evaluated for TDs in dissection specimens. Seven patients (28%) had TDs. There was no difference for TDs when histological type, tumor grade, tumor localization, pT, pN stage, surgical margin, lymphovascular, perineural invasion, local recurrence, distant metastatic disease and overall survival were considered. Disease-free survival rates at 12 and 24 months were 52.5%, 28.6% and 73.3%, 57.1%, for cases with and without TDs (P=0.463). Overall survival rates at 12 and 24 months for these groups were 85.7% and 57.1 versus 86.7% and 66.7% respectively (P=0.916). Mean estimated recurrence-free survival time for all cases, TD negative and TD positive cases were: 171.86, 182.72 and 82.42 months, respectively. Mean estimated overall survival time for these groups were 175.80, 186.489 and 89.70 months, respectively. TDs were described in salivary gland tumors for the first time in this series and seem to be associated with poor prognosis requiring further evaluation in larger series.