salivary duct


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stri·at·ed duct

a type of intralobular duct found in some salivary glands that modifies the secretory product, thus converting primary saliva to secondary saliva; it derives its name from extensive infolding of the basal membrane.

salivary duct

any one of the ducts through which saliva passes. Kinds of salivary ducts are Bartholin's duct, duct of Rivinus, parotid duct, and submandibular duct.

salivary duct

Any of the ducts that drain a salivary gland.
See also: duct

Salivary duct

Tube through which saliva is carried from the salivary gland to the mouth.
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Cook Medical's new salivary duct access tools are designed to create a working channel through which physicians can treat obstructive salivary gland disease.
Salivary duct carcinomas tend to be very high grade cytologically, with enlarged pleomorphic nuclei, coarse chromatin, prominent nucleoli, and numerous mitoses including many atypical forms (Figure 3, B).
In general, salivary duct carcinoma must be distinguished from metastatic breast carcinoma, poorly differentiated squamous cell carcinoma, cystadenocarcinoma, and oncocytic carcinoma.
A caveat to using immunohistochemistry alone is that oncocytomas/oncocytic carcinomas and salivary duct carcinoma in situ will have an outer delimiting basal or myoepithelial layer highlighted by immunostains.
The classic symptoms of sialolithiasis are pain and swelling secondary to obstruction of the salivary ducts with calculi, especially during eating.
The mononuclear component demonstrated round to oval nuclei similar to giant cells, but adjacent to the area of the transition to the salivary duct carcinoma, highly malignant mono- and multinuclear tumor cells were admixed with the giant-cell tumor.
Ranulas are pseudocysts of the floor of the mouth that develop as a result of mucus extravasation into the surrounding sublingual soft tissues secondary to sublingual gland trauma or salivary duct obstruction.
8) Most submandibular stones are found in the salivary duct (75 to 85% of cases).
2) Prior to then, this disease had been mistakenly classified as lobular carcinoma or terminal duct carcinoma because of its microscopic resemblance to lobular carcinoma of the breast or a presumed origin in the terminal salivary duct, respectively.
Salivary duct carcinomas are primarily high-grade, aggressive malignancies that affect men in the fifth and sixth decades of life.
It is most widely believed that parotid Warthin's tumor arises from ectopic salivary duct epithelium that has become trapped in the intraparotid lymph nodes during ontogeny.