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Salivary Duct Cyst: Histo-pathologic Correlation.

Divya VinayachandranSathasivasubramanian Sankarapandian
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Sri Ramaswamy Memorial Kattankulathur Dental College and Hospitals, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Faculty of Dental Sciences, Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Date of Submission: 18-Jan-2013, Date of Acceptance: 09-Mar-2013, Date of Web Publication: 30-Apr-2013.
Corresponding Author:

Divya Vinayachandran

Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Sri Ramaswamy Memorial Kattankulathur Dental College and Hospitals, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
E-mail: drdivyavc@gmail.com

Corresponding Author:

Divya Vinayachandran

Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Sri Ramaswamy Memorial Kattankulathur Dental College and Hospitals, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
E-mail: drdivyavc@gmail.com

DOI: 10.4103/2156-7514.111236 Facebook Twitter Google Linkedin

ABSTRACT


Non-neoplastic cysts of the salivary glands are uncommon and represent 2-5% of all salivary gland lesions. They are mainly mucoceles or salivary duct cysts. Unlike a mucocele, which is surrounded by granulation tissue, the salivary duct cyst is lined by epithelium. Salivary duct cysts are more common in the oral minor salivary glands and rarely occur in the major salivary glands, show a marked predilection for the superficial lobe of the parotid, and represent 10% of all salivary gland cysts. Neoplastic differentiation of the lining of the salivary duct cyst has been reported. We report a case of a salivary duct cyst of the left parotid gland, with a review of radiographic and histopathologic features.
Keywords: Cyst, Histopathology, Imaging, Parotid Gland

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