Submandibular gland agenesis

Case contributed by Dr Salvatore Belluardo


Dry mouth, spittle foamy, gingival and dental problems and difficulty swallowing.

Patient Data

Age: 60 years
Gender: Female

Axial contrast-enhanced CT shows absent left submandibular gland in the left submandibular fossa with compensatory pseudotumoral hypertrophy of the contralateral gland.

Case Discussion

This is a case of congenital absence of the left submandibular gland with contralateral submandibular gland hypertrophy mimicking a mass.

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