minor salivary glands


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mi·nor sal·i·var·y glands

[TA]
the smaller, largely mucus-secreting exocrine glands of the oral cavity, consisting of the labial, buccal, molar, lingual, and palatine glands; unlike the major salivary glands, the minor salivary glands, secrete continuously.

mi·nor sal·i·var·y glands

(mī'nŏr sal'i-var-ē glandz) [TA]
The smaller, largely mucous-secreting, exocrine glands of the oral cavity, consisting of the labial, buccal, molar, lingual, and palatine glands.

mi·nor sal·i·var·y glands

(mī'nŏr sal'i-var-ē glandz) [TA]
Mucus-secreting exocrine glands of the oral cavity, consisting of the labial, buccal, molar, lingual, and palatine; unlike major salivary glands, these secrete continuously.
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Parotid gland was the most commonly involved site 106 (67.94%) followed by submandibular gland 38 (24.35%) sublingual gland 1 (1.28%) and minor salivary glands in 5 (6.41%).
Although MEC is the most common of all malignant salivary gland tumors, statistics show that malignancy of salivary glands is quite rare and intraoral involvement of minor salivary glands is even rarer.
Appropriate diagnostic evaluation with FNAC and radiological investigations should be prompt due to the higher risk of malignancy in minor salivary glands compared to tumours of the major salivary glands.
[26]) SG: salivary glands; SGEC: cultured salivary glands epithelial cells; PBMCs: peripheral blood mononuclear cells; MSG: minor salivary glands.
(2) The minor salivary glands can also give rise to both benign and malignant tumors.
Polymorphous low-grade adenocarcinoma (PLGA) occurs almost exclusively in the minor salivary gland and its origin in a major salivary gland is considered rare.
However, although major and minor salivary glands are affected by this tumor, 50%-70% of cases are presented in minor salivary glands [1, 2].
Stromberg, "Studies on human minor salivary gland secretions using the Periotron[R] method," Archives of Oral Biology, vol.
The aim of this study was to assess the immunohistochemical expression pattern of three BPIF proteins in head and neck tissues from very early human fetuses and in the major and minor salivary glands, tongue and palate of later-stage human fetuses.
Major salivary glands neoplasm usually causes cosmetic problems whereas minor salivary glands neoplasm causes swallowing difficulties or oral discomfort.
Parotid gland was the predominant site affected by PA (57.3%) and MEC (70.8%) while minor salivary glands (87%) were affected byAdCC.
There are various classifications of salivary glands; the most common is according to their size in which they are classified as major and minor salivary glands. Major glands include parotid, submandibular and sublingual glands.