Minor salivary glands: Clinical, histological and immunohistochemical features of common and less common pathologies

Doron J. Aframian*, Naama Keshet, Chen Nadler, Yehuda Zadik, Marilena Vered

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Abstract

Hundreds of minor salivary glands (MiSGs) are scattered in the oral cavity located at the submucosa layer. Beside their role in the oral cavity lubrication and immunity defence system, MiSGs are beneficial tissue source for diagnosing oral and non-oral related diseases. The advantage of MiSGs as a diagnostic tool reside on their fairly simple excisional procedure on one hand and negligible impact of the normal secretion capability of the salivary gland system on the other hand. The review focuses on pathologies related to developmental, reactive, metabolic, inflammatory and immunologic conditions, Iatrogenic causes and other undefined causes.

Original languageAmerican English
Article number151451
JournalActa Histochemica
Volume121
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2019

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Keywords

  • Minor Salivary glands

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