• tissue
  • Salivary gland-like carcinomas of the lung generally refers a class of rare cancers that arise from the uncontrolled cell division (mitosis) of mutated cancer stem cells in lung tissue. (wikipedia.org)
  • Eventual periductal and interlobular (inside the gland) sclerosis (replacement of regular tissue with hard connective tissue). (wikipedia.org)
  • Immune, especially autoimmune, cause - which has gained steam, given the observation that the tissue of the glands is overrun with lymphoid immune cells and fibrous connective tissue, as well as corroboration from markedly similar lesions (with histologic and immunohistochemical findings) seen elsewhere in the body. (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)
  • Congenital disorders of the salivary glands are rare, but may include: Aplasia Atresia Ectopic salivary gland tissue Stafne defect - an uncommon condition which some consider to be an anatomic variant rather than a true disease. (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)
  • infections
  • By measuring these components in the saliva, it is possible to screen for a variety of infections, allergies, hormonal disturbances, and neoplasms. (wikipedia.org)
  • Sialadenitis is inflammation of a salivary gland, usually caused by infections, although there are other less common causes of inflammation such as irradiation, allergic reactions or trauma. (wikipedia.org)
  • Infections involving the salivary glands can be viral or bacterial (or rarely fungal). (wikipedia.org)
  • chronic
  • Abnormalities of the salivary gland ducts leading to excessive accumulation or retention of ductal secretions, which can excite chronic inflammations. (wikipedia.org)
  • found
  • Atrophy and loss of acini (groups of secretory cells found in the salivary glands). (wikipedia.org)
  • In recent times, armed with a better understanding of the occurrences and observable features of this condition, surgeons are increasingly depending upon pre-operative ultrasonography along with Fine-needle aspiration cytological (FNAC) examinations to make an accurate presumptive diagnosis, and according to one estimate, about 44% of patients undergoing submandibular resection are found to have this condition. (wikipedia.org)