Sialosis

Dr Jeremy Jones et al.

Sialosis refers to diffuse, non-inflammatory, non-neoplastic recurrent enlargement of the major salivary glands. It is uncommon and has a variety of systemic causes.

The commonest causes are diabetes mellitus and alcoholism. Other causes include malnutrition, hormonal insufficiency and radiation therapy.

Radiographic features

Sialography
  • sparse peripheral ducts
CT
  • a normal or enlarged gland
  • normal density throughout most of the disease
  • end stage glands may be diffusely dense and large

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Article Information

rID: 10455
System: Head & Neck
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