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Salivary glands

Non-neoplastic tumors and tumor-like conditions

Adenomatoid hyperplasia of minor salivary glands


Reviewers: Fatima Aly, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 9 October 2011, last major update August 2011
Copyright: (c) 2003-2011, PathologyOutlines.com, Inc.

General
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● Presents as submucosal nodule or mass; may be hyperplastic or hamartomatous in nature
● Usually hard palate, also retromolar but may occur anywhere in the oral cavity
● Called sialadenosis in major salivary glands
● Etiology unknown; in major salivary glands, sialadenosis is associated with metabolic conditions

Micro description
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● Coalescing lobules of normal mucinous acini

End of Salivary Glands > Non-neoplastic tumors and tumor-like conditions > Adenomatoid hyperplasia of minor salivary glands


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