sialectasia

sialectasia

 [si″al-ek-ta´zhah]
dilatation of a salivary duct.

sialectasia

, sialectasis (sī″ăl-ĕk-tā′sē-ă) (sī″a-lĕk′tă-sĭs) [″ + ektasis, dilatation]
Hypertrophy or swelling of the salivary glands.
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Stenson's duct sialectasia is an uncommon condition of the parotid gland which involves the dilation of the parotid duct, it is a chronic process and occurs most often secondary to obstruction to the duct which leads to accumulation of saliva and sub sequent dilation of the duct.
We found a quite number of cases of sialectasia of the parotid duct with oral submucosal fibrosis.
The aim of the sonographic investigation in acute inflammation is to rule out sialectasia, which is due to sialolithiasis.