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Bilateral and symmetrical heterotopic submandibular glands in the upper neck: case report.
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PMID:  20191271     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
During the neck dissection of a male cadaver, large heterotopic submandibular glands were encountered bilaterally in the upper neck. They were symmetrical, capsulated and lay deep to the superficial lamina of the superficial cervical fascia. Both glands were located in the submandibular and carotid triangles. The somewhat smaller orthotopic submandibular glands and the sublingual glands were in their normal anatomic location. Duct of the heterotopic gland united with the corresponding orthotopic submandibular gland's duct on each side and ended on the ipsilateral sublingual caruncle. Histopathologic examination of the heterotopic glands revealed seromucous (mainly serous) tissue. A bilaterally situated symmetrical heterotopic submandibular gland of this size has not heretofore been reported in the literature. The embryological and clinical significance of this case is discussed.
Emine Ciğdem Sanli; Nail Can Oztürk; Ayşe Polat; Hakan Oztürk
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Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-02-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  Surgical and radiologic anatomy : SRA     Volume:  32     ISSN:  1279-8517     ISO Abbreviation:  Surg Radiol Anat     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8608029     Medline TA:  Surg Radiol Anat     Country:  Germany    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  979-82     Citation Subset:  IM    
Anatomi A.D. Tip Fakültesi, Yenişehir Kampüsü, Mersin Üniversitesi, 33169, Mersin, Turkey.
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