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  Salivary Gland Tumors
In the submandibular gland 50% of the growths are benign, with 50% being malignant.
Certain malignancies arising in the salivary glands, such as adenoid cystic carcinoma, highgrade mucoepidermoid carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma have a propensity to follow along adjacent nerves or metastasize to regional lymph nodes.
Should a submandibular gland be removed for benign or malignant disease, the risks to surrounding structures are essentially the same, although risks to the adjacent lingual and hypoglossal nerves certainly are higher in the case of malignancy.
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  CIGNA - Salivary Gland Scan
Saliva is released in response to sucking on a lemon.
A large increase in tracer in the salivary glands that lie in front of the ear may mean inflammation or infection of the parotid glands (parotitis).
Although a salivary gland scan may be done to evaluate dry mouth caused by Sjögren's syndrome, it usually is not used to diagnose this disease.
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  Salivary Gland Diseases
Salivary gland involvement may be seen in a wide range of other viral illnesses including those caused by cytomegalovirus, lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus, coxsackievirus A, echovirus, and parainfluenza virus type C among others.
The formation of salivary gland calculi occurs in the submandibular gland approximately 80 to 90% of the time and in the parotid gland the remaining 10 to 20%.
Salivary gland irradiation either for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes may result in disruption of serous acini which are extremely sensitive to the effects of radiation.
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  Salivary gland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
There are also many small glands in the tongue, cheeks, lips and palate, all of which consist entirely of mucous secreting cells (see Histology below) except for the serous glands of von Ebner, which reside within the moats surrounding the circumvallate papillae in the posterior 1/3 of the tongue, anterior to the terminal sulcus.
The submandibular gland is a U-shaped structure, and lies beneath the ramus of the mandible (the angle of the chin).
Salivary duct calculus may cause blockage of the ducts, causing pain and swelling of the gland.
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 Salivary Gland Cancer:   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Of salivary gland neoplasms, >50% are benign, and approximately 70% to 80% of all salivary gland neoplasms originate in the parotid gland.
It is predominantly a tumor of the parotid gland.
Of the occurrences, 80% are in the parotid gland.
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 ACS :: What Is Salivary Gland Cancer?
The submandibular glands are smaller and are found on either side of the neck, under the chin and tongue area.
Salivary gland cancer may be named after the type of cell from which it started.
Salivary gland cancers are also given a grade of 1, 2, or 3 based on how they look under a microscope.
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 Salivary Gland Scan - Good Health by SETON   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A decrease in tracer throughout the salivary glands may mean a condition, such as Sjögren's syndrome, is present.
A large increase in tracer in the salivary glands that lie in front of the ear may mean inflammation or infection of the parotid glands (parotitis).
Although a salivary gland scan may be done to evaluate dry mouth caused by Sjögren's syndrome, it usually is not used to diagnose this disease.
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 Salivary Glands
Besides these glands, there are many tiny glands called minor salivary glands located in your lips, inner cheek area (buccal mucosa), and extensively in other linings of your mouth and throat.
Salivary glands produce the saliva used to moisten your mouth, initiate digestion, and help protect your teeth from decay.
If your doctor suspects an obstruction of the major salivary glands, it may be necessary to anesthetize the opening of the salivary ducts in the mouth, and probe and dilate the duct to help an obstructive stone pass.
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 Salivary Glands - What's Normal, What's Abnormal
In addition to these glands, there are hundreds of tiny glands called minor salivary glands located in the lips, inner cheek area (buccal mucosa) and extensively in other linings of the mouth and throat.
These lymph nodes are the glands in the upper neck which often become tender during a common sore throat Many of these lymph nodes are actually located on, within, and deep in the substance of the parotid gland, near the submandibular glands.
If an obstruction of the major salivary glands is suspected, it may be necessary to anesthetize the opening of the salivary ducts in the mouth, and to probe, and dilate the duct to help an obstructive stone pass.
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 Salivary gland tumors
Salivary gland tumors are abnormal cells growing in the ducts that drain the salivary glands.
Swelling of the salivary glands most commonly occurs in response to salivary gland infections, salivary duct stones, and conditions occurring elsewhere in the body such as cirrhosis of the liver, sarcoidosis, abdominal surgery, other cancers, Sjögren's syndrome, and infections.
A painless swelling in one of the salivary glands (in front of the ears, under the chin, or the floor of the mouth).
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 Salivary gland cancer - MayoClinic.com
Salivary gland cancer is a rare form of cancer that occurs in one of the salivary glands in your mouth, neck or throat.
You have major salivary glands under and behind your jaw and hundreds of other tiny salivary glands in your lips, inside your cheeks and throughout your mouth and throat.
The cause of salivary gland cancer is not clear, although exposure to radiation, use of tobacco and a family history of salivary gland cancer may increase your risk.
www.mayoclinic.com /health/salivary-gland-cancer/DS00708   (260 words)

  
 eMedicine - Salivary Gland Tumors, Major, Benign : Article by Fadi Chahin, MD
Tumors of the salivary glands are uncommon and represent 2-4% of head and neck neoplasms.
The major salivary glands are the parotid, the submandibular, and the sublingual glands.
The minor salivary glands are widely dispersed throughout the upper respiratory tract, including the palate, lip, pharynx, nasopharynx, larynx, and parapharyngeal space.
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 Salivary gland cancer : Cancerbackup
Approximately 550 new cases of salivary gland cancer are diagnosed in the UK each year.
The most common symptom of salivary gland cancer is a swelling on the side of the face, just in front of the ears, or under the jawbone.
Salivary gland cancers can start in various cells within the salivary glands and may be slow- or fast-growing.
www.cancerbackup.org.uk /Cancertype/Headneck/Typesofheadneckcancers/Salivaryglandcancer   (1817 words)

  
 Salivary gland definition - Medical Dictionary definitions of popular medical terms easily defined on MedTerms
Each of these glands is paired; there is one parotid gland on each side of the head, etc. The parotid glands are located in front of the ears; the submandibular glands are under the mandible (the lower jaw); and the sublingual glands are under the tongue.
For example, in Sjogren syndrome the salivary glands are infiltrated with lymphocytes and the salivary gland ducts are damaged.
The glands atrophy (waste away) so there is less saliva, resulting in extreme dryness of the mouth and lips (xerostomia) that inhibits chewing and swallowing and promotes tooth decay and formation of the calculi (stones) in the salivary ducts.
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 Salivary Gland Stones (Salivary Calculi) - Patient UK
The submandibular glands are under the floor of the mouth - one on each side - and drain saliva up into the floor of the mouth.
Salivary gland stones are not usually associated with any other disease.
The common symptoms are pain and swelling of the affected gland at mealtimes.
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 Salivary Gland Disorders: Mouth and Dental Disorders: Merck Manual Home Edition
Salivary Gland Swelling: Salivary gland swelling can occur when one of the ducts that carry saliva from the salivary gland to the mouth is blocked.
A typical symptom of a blocked salivary duct is swelling that worsens just before mealtime or particularly when a person eats a pickle (a sour pickle's taste stimulates saliva flow, but if the duct is blocked, the saliva has no place to go and the gland swells).
Swelling due to blockage of a salivary duct is diagnosed because of the relationship of pain to mealtimes.
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 Parotid Tumors and Other Salivary Gland Tumors
Salivary gland tumors are rare: as few as 3 out of 100,000 people develop salivary gland tumors per year.
The majority of salivary gland tumors occur in the parotid glands, the pair of major salivary glands located in front of the ears.
Salivary gland tumors that develop in the submandibular, sublingual, and minor salivary glands are more likely to be malignant than parotid gland tumors.
www.salivary-glands-disease.com /html/salivary-gland-tumors.php3   (459 words)

  
 Salivary Gland Cancer at Fox Chase Cancer Center   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Salivary gland cancer is a rare disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the salivary glands.
After salivary gland cancer has been diagnosed, tests are done to find out if cancer cells have spread within the salivary gland or to other parts of the body.
Patients with salivary gland cancer should have their treatment planned by a team of doctors who are experts in treating head and neck cancer.
www.fccc.edu /pdq/English/Patients/SalivaryGlandCancer.html   (3178 words)

  
 Salivary Gland Cancer   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Cancer of the salivary gland is a disease in which cancer (malignant) cells are found in the tissues of the salivary glands.
The chance of recovery (prognosis) depends on where the cancer is in the salivary glands, whether the cancer is just in the area where it started or has spread to other tissues (the stage), how the cancer cells look under a microscope (the grade), and the patient's general state of health.
Treatment of cancer of the salivary gland depends on where the cancer is, the stage of the disease, and the patient's age and overall health.
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 Salivary Gland Cancer:   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Salivary gland cancers are also classified by “grade”, which tells how fast the cancer cells grow, based on how the cells look under a microscope.
Because the salivary glands help digest food and are close to the jaw, a patient may need special help adjusting to the side effects of the cancer and its treatment.
Treatment of cancer of the salivary gland depends on where the cancer is, the stage of the disease, and the patient's age and overall health.
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 Salivary Gland Tumors | Caremark Health Resources
A salivary gland tumor is an uncontrolled growth of cells that originates in one of the many saliva-producing glands in the mouth.
The parotid glands, submandibular glands and sublingual glands are the large, paired salivary glands.
The submandibular glands are located on the floor of the mouth, with one on the inner side of each part of the lower jaw, or mandible.
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 Head and Neck Cancer - Salivary Glands - oncologychannel
Salivary gland cancers account for approximately 5% of all head and neck malignancies.
The major salivary glands consist of the parotids, located just in front of the ears, the submandibulars, located just under the jawline, and the sublingual glands, which are located in the floor of the mouth.
The minor salivary glands are located throughout the upper aerodigestive tract, mostly in the oral and nasal cavities and throughout the paranasal sinuses.
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 SALIVARY GLAND IMMUNOHISTOCHEMISTRY
In salivary gland ducts it is possible to distinguish the two major cell types since the basal and luminal cells express different cytokeratin phenotypes (Franke et al., 1980).
Salivary gland tissue samples from the molar, palatine, parotid, sublingual and submandibular glands, were removed during the course of post-mortem examination from three cotton-top tamarins.
In most cotton-top tamarin glands, staining of basally-oriented myoepithelium was discontinuous which, as in human (Gugliotta et al., 1988, Draeger et al., 1991) and dogs (Vos et al., 1992), may reflect variation in the intensity of the myoepithelial cell network, or degrees of differentiation, of myoepithelial cells.
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 Dr. Koop - Salivary gland biopsy
Salivary gland biopsy is a diagnostic procedure in which a small piece of salivary gland is removed for examination.
There are several pairs of salivary glands in different locations: a major pair in front of the ears (parotid glands); two major pair on the floor of the mouth; and several minor pairs within the lips, cheeks, and tongue.
A small "core" of gland tissue is removed with the needle and sent to the laboratory for analysis.
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 Salivary gland cancer
Salivary gland cancer is often painless in its early stages.
If your doctor suspects you might have salivary gland cancer, he or she will first do a physical exam, feeling for lumps in your jaw, neck and throat, feeling inside your mouth and inspecting your mouth with a small mirror and lights.
The stage of salivary gland cancer is based on tumor size, spread of the cancer outside of the salivary glands and lymph node involvement.
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 ACS :: How Is Salivary Gland Cancer Found?
Doctors and dentists should check the salivary glands during routine checkups.
Often the patient or the doctor notices a lump in one of the salivary glands.
If there is any reason to suspect salivary gland cancer, the doctor will use one or more methods to find out if the disease is really present.
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