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Salivary Gland Diseases

  • Fred Y. Lin


Saliva is antibacterial via secretory IgA, lactoferrin, salivary peroxidase, and lysozymes. Necrotizing sialometaplasia is commonly mistaken as malignancy histopathologically (pseudoepitheliomatous hyperplasia) and resolves without intervention. The tubular form for adenoid cystic carcinoma has the best prognosis and the solid form has the worst prognosis.


Salivary Gland Parotid Gland Submandibular Gland Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma Pleomorphic Adenoma 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fred Y. Lin
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  1. 1.Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck SurgeryThe Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Mount Sinai Sleep Surgery CenterNew YorkUSA

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