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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Ammu Susheela, M.D. [2]

Overview

The most potent risk factor in the development of Warthin's tumor is smoking. Other risk factors include irradiation, Epstein-Barr virus, and alcohol.

Common Risk Factors

  • The most potent risk factor in the development of Warthin's tumor is smoking.[1]

Less Common Risk Factors

  • Other risk factors are:

References

  1. Risk factor for salivary gland cancer. Canadian cancer society (2015). http://www.cancer.ca/en/cancer-information/cancer-type/salivary-gland/risks/?region=bc Accessed on December 14, 2015

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