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Malignant features of salivary gland tumors

Q) What is not a clinical feature of malignant conversion of salivary gland tumor? 

a) Pain 

b) Facial nerve weakness

c) Swelling

d) Cervical lymph node swelling

Ans a

Clinical features of high-grade malignant salivary tumours include

1. facial nerve weakness

2. rapid enlargement of the swelling; 

3. induration and/or ulceration of the overlying skin;

4. cervical node enlargement.

Ref Bailey 27th page 783

Most of these tumors are painless

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