Salivary glands
Nonneoplastic tumors and tumor-like conditions
Adenomatoid hyperplasia of minor salivary glands

Author: F. Zahra Aly, M.D., Ph.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 12 March 2018, last major update August 2011

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Cite this page: Aly, F.Z. Adenomatoid hyperplasia of minor salivary glands. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/salivaryglandsadenomatoidhyperplasia.html. Accessed August 19th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • 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
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Coalescing lobules of normal mucinous acini