Salivary gland atresia

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Salivary gland atresia is congenital blockage or absence of the orifice of a major salivary gland duct or part of the duct itself.[1]

It is a very rare condition.[1][2] The submandibular salivary gland duct is usually involved, having failed to cannulate during embryological development. The condition first becomes apparent in the first few days after birth where a submandibular swelling caused by a retention cyst is noticed.[2]


  1. ^ a b Graamans K; van den Hans A (6 December 2012). Diagnosis of salivary gland disorders. Springer Science & Business Media. p. 115. ISBN 978-94-011-3608-2.
  2. ^ a b Mayur Chaudhary M; Chaudhary SD (1 April 2012). Essentials of Pediatric Oral Pathology. JP Medical Ltd. p. 304. ISBN 978-93-5025-374-8.