Study type: Epidemiological study (observational study)

Does cell phone use increase the chances of parotid gland tumor development? A systematic review and meta-analysis epidem.

Published in: J Oral Pathol Med 2017; 46 (7): 480-483

Aim of study (acc. to author)

A meta-analysis was performed to evaluate whether mobile phone use is associated with an increased risk of parotid gland tumor.

Further details

The following 3 studies were included: Lönn et al. (2006), Sadetzki et al. (2007) and Duan et al. (2011).

Endpoint/type of risk estimation

Type of risk estimation:



Study size

Type Value
Total 5,087

768 cases and 4319 controls

Statistical analysis method:

Results (acc. to author)

An association between mobile phone use and the risk for parotid gland tumor was observed (OR 1.28, CI 1.09–1.51). Results of the meta-analysis should be read with caution due to the limited number of studies available and their retrospective design.

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