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.
See also: gland
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Five- and 10-year cause-specific survival rates in carcinoma of the minor salivary gland. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg.
Pleomorphic adenoma, a benign mixed tumour is the most commonly reported benign tumour of the major and minor salivary glands worldwide.
[5] 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.
Carpenter, "Relative frequency of intra-oral minor salivary gland 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 (5.2%).
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.
Kho, "Analysis of residual saliva and minor salivary gland secretions in patients with dry mouth," Archives of Oral Biology, vol.
Prognostic significance of p27 and Ki-67 expression in mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the intraoral minor salivary gland. Mod Pathol 2001; 14: 1008-14.