Items tagged “salivary glands”

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Malignant mixed tumours of salivary glands

Malignant mixed tumours of salivary glands, according to the WHO classification, comprise three tumours: carcinoma ex pleomorphic adenoma arises from pre-existing pleomorphic adenoma most common carcinosarcoma (true mixed tumour of the salivary glands) true malignant mixed tumour 99% also ...
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Carcinoma ex pleomorphic adenoma

Carcinoma ex pleomorphic adenoma is the most common of three malignant mixed tumours of salivary glands, and are thought to arise from pre-existing pleomorphic adenomas (or benign mixed tumours) 1. Epidemiology These tumours usually occur in older patients (6th to 8th decade), who have had a p...
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Salivary gland tumours

Salivary gland tumours are variable in location, origin, and malignant potential.  Pathology In general, the ratio of benign to malignant tumours is proportional to the gland size; i.e. the parotid gland tends to have benign neoplasms, the submandibular gland 50:50, and the sublingual glands a...
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Malignant salivary gland tumours (staging)

Malignant salivary gland tumours are staged using the TNM staging system: T: Tumour Tx: primary tumour cannot be assessed T0: no evidence of primary tumour T1 less than or equal to 2 cm in maximal diameter no extra-parenchymal extension T2 2-4 cm in maximal diameter no extra-parenchymal...
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Salivary gland tumour frequency chart

Salivary gland tu...
 Diagnosis not applicable
A.Prof Frank Gaillard
Published 27 Apr 2010
35% complete
Diagram
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Parotid enlargement

Parotid enlargement has a wide differential given the significant breadth of pathology that can affect the parotid gland. These can be separated by the standard surgical sieve approach into infective, inflammatory, immune, neoplastic, infiltrative and congenital causes. Differential diagnosis ...
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Sialosis

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 radiatio...
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Salivary glands

The salivary glands within the head and neck secrete various enzymes useful for mastication and digestion. They can be divided into major and minor salivary glands: Major salivary glands The major salivary glands consist of the larger, paired salivary glands within the neck: parotid glands s...
Case

Submandibular duct stone

Submandibular duc...
 Diagnosis almost certain
Dr Maulik S Patel
Published 31 Dec 2010
38% complete
Ultrasound
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Sjögren syndrome (probable)

Right parotid gla...
 Diagnosis probable
Brendan Cullinane
Published 02 Feb 2011
47% complete
Ultrasound
Case

Cystic parotid lesion

 Diagnosis almost certain
Dr Maulik S Patel
Published 05 Sep 2012
69% complete
Ultrasound
Case

Acute parotitis

Size asymmetry be...
 Diagnosis almost certain
Dr Maulik S Patel
Published 21 Feb 2014
79% complete
Ultrasound
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Parotid gland

The parotid gland is the largest of the salivary glands and secretes saliva via the parotid duct into the oral cavity to facilitate mastication and swallowing. It is located in the parotid space.  Gross anatomy The parotid gland is wrapped around the mandibular ramus and extends to a position ...
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Submandibular gland

The submandibular glands are paired salivary glands located behind and below the ramus of the mandible in the submandibular triangle. They secrete mixed serous and mucous saliva that is excreted into the oral cavity via the submandibular duct that connects the gland to the floor of the mouth. G...

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