[Congenital absence of major salivary glands].

  title={[Congenital absence of major salivary glands].},
  author={J Mart{\'i}nez Sub{\'i}as and Juan Royo L{\'o}pez and H{\'e}ctor Vall{\'e}s Varela},
  journal={Acta otorrinolaringologica espanola},
  volume={51 3},
Congenital absence of major salivary glands is infrequent, with only a few cases in the world medical literature. We found 30 documented cases in a bibliographic search. We report a case of total agenesia of the parotid gland diagnosed in the course of a study motivated by symptoms of facial pain and the temporomandibular joint. Agenesia of a major salivary gland (specially the partial ones) usually develops with no manifestation that motivates the patient to seek treatment. Parotid aplasia can… CONTINUE READING


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