major salivary gland


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major salivary gland

Any of the six large salivary glands; the two parotids, the two sublinguals, and the two submandibulars.
See also: gland
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51,52) Two-thirds occur in the parotid gland, but they can occur in other major salivary glands and various minor salivary gland sites as well.
Tumors were present in the major salivary glands in 76.
1,6-10) These tumors presented as synchronous or metachronous lesions of the parotid glands to the exclusion of the other major salivary glands.
Histologically, squamous carcinoma in a major salivary gland is a keratinizing tumor that gives few hints with regard to putative origin.
In general, patients with tumors in the major salivary glands have a better prognosis than those with minor salivary gland lesions.
Distribution of primary sites among the entire study population Site of first primary n Oral cavity 18,631 Larynx/hypopharynx 14,346 Oropharynx 4,122 Major salivary gland 3,335 Nasopharynx 2,399 Nose, nasal cavity, 2,029 and middle ear Total 44,862 Table 2.
Characterization of epithelial elements in human major salivary glands by functional markers: localization of amylase, lactoferrin, lysozyme, secretory component, and secretory immunoglobulins by paired immunofluorescence staining.
Congenital absence of the major salivary glands has been described and affected patients may suffer from xerostomia.
Saliva is a complex oral fluid consisting of a mixture of secretions from the major salivary glands and the minor glands of the oral mucosa.
In healthy people, three pairs of major salivary glands and many small ones produce a constant supply of spit.
Absent major salivary glands are rare occurrences; Iguchi and Uyama (1) reported a case of bilateral submandibular gland aplasia, this was associated with a unilateral submandibular haemangioma.
1,5-7) In decreasing order, the most common sites of ACC appear to be the minor salivary glands of the oral cavity, the major salivary glands, and the extraoral seromucinous glands.