Introduction: Salivary gland disorders can arise from
infection, inflammation, cystic changes, degenerative
process and neoplastic etiologies. Most common
conditions of salivary gland disease result from acute
infection and inflammation. These swellings can
usually be diagnosed clinically .Reports of salivary
gland tumours are also on the rise, with one study
revealing the incidence to be 6% of all head and
neck tumors.

Materials and methods: Retrospective
analysis of salivary gland swellings, diagnosed by
fine needle aspiration cytology from Kartik 2072 to
Chaitra 2074, was done.

Result: The most common
age group with manifestation of salivary gland
pathology was 11-20 years (19.4%). Non neoplastic
swellings comprised 56% of the cases, while the
rest comprised of neoplastic swellings. Conclusion:
Chronic infection and pleomorphic adenoma were
the most common diseases involving salivary glands
are, among nonneoplastic and neoplastic group

Keywords: salivary gland, malignancy,
benign tumours, sialdenitis

Keywords: salivary gland, malignancy, benign tumours, sialdenitis