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


Topic Completed: 1 August 2011

Revised: 20 March 2019

Copyright: 2003-2019, PathologyOutlines.com, Inc.

PubMed Search: Adenomatoid hyperplasia of minor salivary glands >

F. Zahra Aly, M.D., Ph.D.
Page views in 2018: 1,541
Page views in 2019 to date: 1,254
Cite this page: Aly FZ Adenomatoid hyperplasia of minor salivary glands. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/salivaryglandsadenomatoidhyperplasia.html. Accessed September 17th, 2019.
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
Back to top