Inflammation (Sialadenitis)

By Dr. Vishaal Bhat on Saturday 5 January 2008 with 0 comments




  • Can be caused mechanical, physical, infectious and immunologic factors:


Mechanical

  • Mechanical obstruction of salivary ducts can be intraluminal (e.g. stones) or

extraluminal (e.g. tumours)

  • It leads to chronic and recurrent sialadenitis that can result in partial or

complete destruction of the affected gland


Physical

  • Physical causes of sialadenitis include radiation e.g. administered during

treatment of head and neck cancers

  • Initial acute inflammation is followed by chronic sialadenitis and fibrosis

Category: Oral Pathology Notes

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