Minor salivary glands

Last revised by Dr Daniel J Bell on 30 Aug 2021

Minor salivary glands are a subset of the salivary glands. They are small and unnamed salivary glandular tissue scattered throughout the oral cavity and oropharynx as well as more widely in the mucosa of the aerodigestive tract

They number in the hundreds and are important because salivary gland tumors can arise from them (cf. major salivary glands). 

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