Oral cavity & oropharynx

Salivary gland tumors & processes

Adenomatoid hyperplasia of minor glands

Topic Completed: 1 July 2013

Minor changes: 12 October 2020

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Nella Cristina Fernandez, M.D.
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Cite this page: Fernandez NC. Adenomatoid hyperplasia of minor glands. PathologyOutlines.com website. https://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/oralcavityadenomatoidhyperplasia.html. Accessed December 8th, 2021.
Definition / general
  • 80% on hard and soft palate
Clinical features
Prognostic factors
  • Does not appear to predispose to benign or malignant salivary gland neoplasia
Case reports
Gross description
  • Localized swelling resembling a neoplasm, 0.5 - 2.7 cm
Microscopic (histologic) description
Differential diagnosis
  • Idiopathic hyperplasia of the sublingual gland or "pouting" sublingual glands is seen as an enlargement in the floor of the mouth in totally or partially edentulous patients; sublingual glands may be otherwise normal or show nonspecific chronic inflammation
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