minor salivary gland


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minor salivary gland

Any of the multiple small, unnamed salivary glands in the oral cavity and palate.

minor salivary gland

 Any of the multiple small unnamed salivary glands in the oral cavity and palate

minor salivary gland

Any of the hundreds of 1 to 2 mm diameter mucous-secreting salivary glands distributed throughout the oral submucosa. These small glands are named by their locations, e.g., buccal salivary glands, lingual glands, although some glands are also known by the name of their original describers, and von Ebner glands, which are lingual salivary glands found in the circumvallate papillae of the tongue.
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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.
The most common benign major and minor salivary gland tumour was the pleomorphic adenoma, which constituted 66% of the total cases studied (39 cases out of 59 studied).
3 In 80% of cases, they affect the parotid gland, while 10% each are seen in submandibular and minor salivary glands.
In parotid gland benign tumors are about 80% and the same drops to 60% in the submandibular glands, where as in minor salivary glands especially in oral cavity malignant tumors outnumbers the benign tumors.
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This tumor has been observed and documented in major and minor salivary glands of both children and adults.
Minor salivary gland pleomorphic adenoma of the parapharyngeal space.
Although the low-power gray-blue tumor hue of polymorphous low-grade adenocarcinoma (PLGA), a result of the tumor's mucohyaline matrix and the neoplastic cell's vesicular chromatin, usually allows for the quick elimination of MASC, (26) PLGA not uncommonly coexpresses S100 protein and mammaglobin (15) and usually occurs in minor salivary gland sites, and therefore it could easily enter into a differential diagnosis with MASC, especially on small biopsy specimens.
Loyola AM, de Araujo VC, de Sousa SO, et al: Minor salivary gland tumours.
Among the 28 cases in minor salivary glands, 18 (64.
In most series, it is the most common type of malignant minor salivary gland tumor.