Unusual case of elongated accessory parotid gland with a prominent duct

Babu, Prakash Billakanti and Thomas, Huban R and Kurian, Punnose and Henry, T (2016) Unusual case of elongated accessory parotid gland with a prominent duct. Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences, 15 (3). pp. 1-2. ISSN 0972-5997

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Abstract

Accessory parotid glands (APG) are occasional collections of salivary tissue separated from main parotid gland situated on masseter muscle and just above the commencement of the parotid duct.The APG exists in approximately 21-61% of individuals. Though APG gland draining by a duct into main duct is quite common, occurrence of an elongated prominent APG with a separate duct opening into main parotid duct is a rare occurrence. We present here a rare case of elongated right APG with a prominent duct of its own, which was communicating into parotid duct at the anterior border of masseter.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Accessory parotid gland; prominent duct; buccal branches; facial nerve; communication.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Anatomy
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2017 06:37
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2017 06:37
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/148429

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