sublingual salivary gland


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Noun1.sublingual salivary gland - a small salivary gland that produces mucin (the viscous component of saliva)sublingual salivary gland - a small salivary gland that produces mucin (the viscous component of saliva); in human beings it is located on either side of the mouth under the tongue
salivary gland - any of three pairs of glands in the mouth and digestive system that secrete saliva for digestion
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These include excision of the ranula only, cryosurgery, marsupialization with or without cauterization of the lesion lining, excision of the oral portion of the ranula with the associated sublingual salivary gland or, rarely, the submandibular gland, intraoral excision of the sublingual gland and drainage of the lesion, and excision of the lesion via a cervical approach, sometimes combined with excision of the sublingual gland.
In dogs, the sublingual salivary gland is the gland in which mucoceles develop most commonly, but submandibular, parotid, and zygomatic mucoceles have been reported.
The report documents case of mucocele arising from sublingual salivary gland and its effective surgical correction.
The term plunging or cervical ranula refers to mucoceles that extend below the mylohyoid muscle, beyond the sublingual space and invariably are associated with the sublingual salivary gland.
Rarely, such a swelling may be caused by an inflammatory disease process in a salivary gland, a neoplasm in the sublingual salivary gland, a lymphatic nodular swelling, or embryologic cysts.
In this study, we report on the alterations by cyclooxygenase inhibitor, indomethacin, in the generation of proinflammatory lipid mediators in sublingual salivary gland acinar cells as a consequence of cytosolic phospholipase [A.
DISCUSSION: Sublingual salivary gland pleomorphic adenomas have been rarely reported till now.