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Table 3 Percentage of benign and malignant tumors and performed operations in 109 patients from 2000 to 2004

From: Neither MRI, CT nor US is superior to diagnose tumors in the salivary glands – an extended case study

  Tumors Operations
Year Benign Malignant Extirpation of the submandibular gland Superficial parotidectomy Total/radical parotidectomy; Neck dissection
2000 14 (70%) 6 (30%) 4 (20%) 10 (50%) 6 (30%)
2001 14 (74%) 5 (26%) 4 (21%) 8 (42%) 7 (37%)
2002 15 (75%) 5 (25%) 4 (20%) 11 (55%) 5 (25%)
2003 19 (73%) 7 (27%) 3 (12%) 15 (58%) 8 (30%)
2004 17 (71%) 7 (29%) 3 (13%) 15 (66%) 6 (26%)
Total 79 (72%) 30 (28%) 18 (17%) 59 (54%) 32 (29%)