How fast does a warthin tumor grow?
Warthin’s tumours appear to have an approximate average doubling time of 9 years, but can have a wide range of growth rates, with many cases showing a reduction in size.
Do warthin tumors need to be removed?
Warthin’s tumor is the second most frequent benign tumor of the parotid gland, with no risk of malignant evolution. That is why surgery should be avoided if the preoperative diagnosis is certain.
Do benign parotid tumors have to be removed?
Treatment of Salivary Gland Tumors
If you have a benign tumor, your doctor may recommend surgical removal to prevent it from becoming malignant over time. A benign tumor in the parotid gland can be removed using a surgical procedure called a partial superficial parotidectomy.
Should a benign parotid tumor be removed?
Treatment Surgery is recommended for almost all parotid gland tumors, whether cancerous or benign. Although most tumors grow slowly and are non-cancerous, they will often continue to grow and occasionally can become cancerous. Treatment of a parotid tumor generally requires removing the parotid gland (parotidectomy).
Can warthin tumors metastasize?
Uniquely, among benign lesions of the parotid gland, it can be seen bilaterally in 7–10% of cases. Very rarely, Warthin’s tumor can also mimic malignant or metastatic disease by presenting within cervical lymph nodes.
How do I get rid of warthin’s tumor?
Surgery to remove a tumor in the superficial lobe is called a superficial parotidectomy. Surgery to remove a tumor in the deep lobe — or in both the deep and superficial lobes — is called a total parotidectomy. The two lobes are separated by the facial nerve.
How long does Parotidectomy surgery take?
The parotid gland is removed under a general anaesthetic (you are asleep during the operation). The procedure will take approximately 1 to 2 hours. It involves a cut immediately in front of the ear and extending to the upper part of the neck. The cut will be made in a crease in the skin of the neck to hide the scar.