Cysts in the major salivary glands are rare. Occasionally, a lymphoepithelial cyst or a salivary duct cyst may be encountered in these glands. Lymphoepithelial cysts and branchial cysts appear to share a common element, namely the inclusion of ductal tissue within a lymph node matrix [19]. Polycystic (dysgenetic) bilateral disease of the parotid glands is rare.


Salivary Gland Parotid Gland Minor Salivary Gland Major Salivary Gland Sublingual Gland 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Isaäc van der Waal
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  1. 1.Dept. of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery/PathologyUniversity HospitalAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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