Salivary gland hypoplasia

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Salivary gland hypoplasia is relative underdevelopment of the Salivary glands.[1] Salivary gland hypoplasia tends to produce xerostomia (dry mouth), with all the associated problems this brings.[1][2]

It is a rare condition,[2] which may occur as a congenital abnormality or result from lack of neuromuscular stimulation.[1]

It may be associated with Melkersson–Rosenthal syndrome,[1][2] and hereditary ectodermal dysplasia.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e Purkait SK (1 June 2011). Essentials of Oral Pathology. JP Medical Ltd. pp. 199–200. ISBN 978-93-5025-214-7.
  2. ^ a b c Pramod JR; Pramod J (25 February 2014). Textbook of Oral Medicine. JP Medical Ltd. p. 283. ISBN 978-93-5090-850-1.