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.
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Major salivary glands neoplasm usually causes cosmetic problems whereas minor salivary glands neoplasm causes swallowing difficulties or oral discomfort.
This case emphasizes the importance of biopsy of major salivary glands in the diagnosis of Sjogren syndrome.
Major salivary glands were affected more than minor glands, especially the parotid gland (66.
Most major salivary gland lymphomas arise de-novo and are NHL of B-cell type.
All patients presenting with major salivary gland neoplasms over a 15 1/2-year period (August 1988-December 2004) were included in the study.
Although many studies on this subject have been undertaken, the data are generally focused on specific topics such as parotid gland neoplasms or tumors of the major salivary glands.
Grossly, PAs are usually well circumscribed and encapsulated in the major salivary glands and nonencapsulated in the minor salivary glands.
We searched the SEER incidence files for cases of carcinomas of the major salivary glands.
3,9) Till date 35 cases of sialolipoma have been found to be reported in English scientific literature [PubMed], of which 18 cases involved major salivary glands and rest 17 cases occurred in minor salivary glands.
In addition, Nolan NE et al showed that the major salivary gland output is aged-stable in healthy geriatric and suggest that salivary gland dysfunction in an older person should not be considered as a normal process of ageing.
1,2) Extranodal disease may be the initial and sole manifestation of the disorder; however, extranodal manifestation of the disease in the major salivary gland is rare.