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Histopathology of submandibular glands removed for sialolithiasis

Published in Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology. 2001, vol. 110, no. 5 Pt 1, p. 464-9
Abstract We reviewed the clinical history of 48 consecutive patients who underwent submandibular gland removal for radiologically proven sialolithiasis. The specimens were examined by a pathologist blinded to the clinical data. A histopathologic classification into I of 3 grades was established by evaluating the degrees of atrophy, fibrosis, and inflammation. A correlation between the clinical and pathological variables was sought in order to define clinical variables that would predict abnormal submandibular glands that required extirpation. A significant percentage of the submandibular glands exhibited normal histologic findings. The patients with normal submandibular glands had a clinical evolution similar to that of other patients with severely damaged glands. The only clinical variable that correlated with increased histopathologic alteration was the patient's age. In view of the newly available diagnostic and therapeutic techniques for sialolithiasis, a conservative attitude to submandibular gland resection appears justified.
Keywords AdultAnalysis of VarianceFemaleHumansMaleSalivary Gland Calculi/pathology/surgerySubmandibular Gland Diseases/pathology/surgery
PMID: 11372932
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MARCHAL, Francis et al. Histopathology of submandibular glands removed for sialolithiasis. In: Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology, 2001, vol. 110, n° 5 Pt 1, p. 464-9. doi: 10.1177/000348940111000513 https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:26082

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