Diseases of the salivary glands

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Salivary diseases are dividend into 2 groups:

  1. Tumor diseases (benign tumors, malignant tumors, possibly also so-called pseudotumors - cysts and pseudocysts);
  2. Non-cancerous diseases (sialoadenitis, sialolithiasis, sialoadenosis).

Investigative methods[edit | edit source]

  • Anamnesis,
  • Physical examination (aspection and palpation),
  • USG, USG + FNAB (fine needle aspiration biopsy),
  • Sialography to display contrast of sialolithiasis,
  • CT,
  • MRI.

Developmental defects[edit | edit source]

  • Aplasia of one or more glands, rarely missing of all salivary glands,
  • Doubling or anomalous outcome of salivary glands.

Functional disorders[edit | edit source]

  • Sialorea – excessive salivation,
  • Hyposialia – decreased salivation.

Tumor diseases[edit | edit source]

  • Benign tumors of the salivary glands
  • Malignant tumors of the salivary glands

Non-cancerous diseases[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

Related articles[edit | edit source]

Source[edit | edit source]

  • HAHN, Aleš. Otorhinolaryngology and phoniatrics in contemporary practice. 1. edition. Praha : Grada, 2007. 390 pp. ISBN 978-80-247-0529-3.