Anatomy, Function, and Evaluation of the Salivary Glands

  • F. Christopher Holsinger
  • Dana T. Bui


  • Embryology of the salivary glands and their associated structures

  • Detailed anatomy of the parotid, submandibular, sublingual, and minor salivary glands, including nervous innervation, arterial supply, and venous and lymphatic drainage

  • Histology and organization of the acini and duct systems within the salivary glands

  • Physiology and function of the glands with respect to the production of saliva

  • Considerations when taking a patient’s history

  • The intra- and extraoral aspects of inspection and palpation during a physical examination


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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Christopher Holsinger
    • 1
  • Dana T. Bui
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Head and Neck SurgeryUniversity of Texas MD Anderson Cancer CenterHoustonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Head and Neck SurgeryUniversity of Texas MD Anderson Cancer CenterUSA
  3. 3.The University of Texas Medical School at HoustonHoustonUSA

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