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Major Salivary Glands

  • Yiat Horng Leong
  • Eli Scher
  • Nancy Lee
  • Ivan WK Tham
Chapter
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)

Abstract

The parotid gland is a paired, irregular wedge-shaped unilobular organ in the preauricular region deep to the skin and subcutaneous tissues. The parotid compartment contains the parotid gland and associated vessels, nerves, and lymphatics and is bounded by the following landmarks: Superior – zygomatic arch Inferior – styloid process, styloid muscles, and internal carotid and jugular vessels Anterior – anterior border of masseter Posterior – mastoid process and external auditory canal Stensen’s duct is the parotid duct which lies anterior and exits the buccal mucosa at the level of the second upper molar.

Keywords

Parotid Gland External Auditory Canal Styloid Process Salivary Gland Cancer Perineural Spread 
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Copyright information

© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Yiat Horng Leong
    • 1
  • Eli Scher
    • 2
  • Nancy Lee
    • 2
  • Ivan WK Tham
    • 1
  1. 1.National University Health SystemSingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.Department of Radiation OncologyMSKCCNew YorkUSA

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