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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Immunohistochemical localization of transforming growth factor [alpha] in the major salivary glands of male and female rats.
Major salivary glands neoplasm usually causes cosmetic problems whereas minor salivary glands neoplasm causes swallowing difficulties or oral discomfort.
Tumours of the major salivary glands. Cancer 1953; 6: 1065-1113
Tarantini et al., "Ultrasonography of major salivary glands: a highly specific tool for distinguishing primary Sjogren's syndrome from undifferentiated connective tissue diseases," Rheumatology (United Kingdom), vol.
Among the 109 cases of SGTs, 81 (74.3%) tumors were located in major salivary glands and 28 (25.7%) were located in minor salivary glands.
All patients presenting with major salivary gland neoplasms over a 15 1/2-year period (August 1988-December 2004) were included in the study.
Tumour involved major salivary gland in 73.3% of cases.
Giant presentation of pleomorphic adenoma in major salivary gland. BMJ Case Rep 2011;doi: 10.U 36/bcr.04.2011.
Table 3: Histological Categorization of Various Benign and Malignant Major Salivary Gland Tumours (n = 200).
Because it occurs only exceptionally in the major salivary glands, we generally do not even consider PLGA in the differential diagnosis of major salivary gland neoplasms.
Exclusion criteria were major salivary gland origin tumors and other benign conditions.