• duct
  • Several factors have been postulated: Formation of a hard salivary calculus or sialolith by accumulation of calcium salts in the duct of the salivary gland (a process known as Sialolithiasis). (wikipedia.org)
  • Most of these substances enter the salivary gland acinus and duct system from the surrounding capillaries via the intervening tissue fluid, although some substances are produced within the glands themselves. (wikipedia.org)
  • The parotid gland is located in front of the ear, and it secretes its mostly serous saliva via the parotid duct (Stenson duct) into the mouth, usually opening roughly opposite the maxillary second molar. (wikipedia.org)
  • The submandibular gland is located medial to the angle of the mandible, and it drains its mixture of serous and mucous saliva via the submandibular duct (Wharton duct) into the mouth, usually opening in a punctum located in the floor of mouth. (wikipedia.org)
  • Frey's syndrome Salivary gland neoplasm A salivary diverticulum (plural diverticuli) is a small pouch or out-pocketing of the duct system of a major salivary gland. (wikipedia.org)
  • tissue
  • Histologically, salivary gland tumors represent the most heterogenous group of tumors of any tissue in the body. (healthlinkbc.ca)
  • Carcinoma is a term for malignant neoplasms derived from cells of epithelial lineage, and/or that exhibit cytological or tissue architectural features characteristically found in epithelial cells. (wikipedia.org)
  • Eventual periductal and interlobular (inside the gland) sclerosis (replacement of regular tissue with hard connective tissue). (wikipedia.org)
  • It is thought to be created by an ectopic portion of salivary gland tissue which causes the bone of the mandible to remodel around the tissue, creating an apparent cyst like radiolucent area on radiographs. (wikipedia.org)
  • The diagnosis of salivary gland tumors utilize both tissue sampling and radiographic studies. (wikipedia.org)