Five- and 10-year cause-specific survival rates in carcinoma of the minor salivary gland
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Pleomorphic adenoma, a benign mixed tumour is the most commonly reported benign tumour of the major and minor salivary glands
 It is frequently seen in the parotid gland, followed by minor salivary glands
. Involvement of minor salivary glands
is commonly seen in the region of the hard palate, soft palate, retromolar region, buccal mucosa, floor of mouth, and labial mucosa.
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tumors: a study of 380 cases from northern California and comparison to reports from other parts of the world," Journal of Oral Pathology & Medicine, vol.
Panagiotakos et al., "Minor salivary gland
inflammatory lesions in Sjogren syndrome: do they evolve?," The Journal of Rheumatology, vol.
The contents of the BS are adipose tissue, minor salivary gland
tissue, parotid duct, lymph nodes, fascial vein, facial and buccal artery, buccal branch of the cranial nerve VII, buccal division of the mandibular division of cranial nerve V.
Parotid was the commonest site of neoplasia (77.1%) in this series followed by submandibular gland (17.7%) and minor salivary glands
Major salivary glands neoplasm usually causes cosmetic problems whereas minor salivary glands
neoplasm causes swallowing difficulties or oral discomfort.
Histopathology: In minor salivary glands
(obtained through normal-appearing mucosa) focal lymphocytic sialoadenitis, evaluated by an expert histopathologist, with a focus score [greater than or equal to]1, defined as a number of lymphocytic foci (which are adjacent to normal-appearing mucous acini and contain more than 50 lymphocytes) per 4 [mm.sup.2] of glandular tissue.
However, histChemical features of the minor salivary glands
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Prognostic significance of p27 and Ki-67 expression in mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the intraoral minor salivary gland
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