▼ Salivary Gland Diseases

  title={▼ Salivary Gland Diseases},
  author={Margaret Grisius and Philip C. Fox},
Patients with salivary gland disease most frequently present with complaints of oral dryness, swelling, or a mass in a gland. This chapter first reviews briefly the anatomy and physiology of the salivary glands and then outlines a diagnostic approach to the patient who has signs and symptoms that are suggestive of salivary gland dysfunction. The examination of a patient with dry mouth is described, and the approach to the patient with a salivary mass is reviewed. Each of the major salivary… CONTINUE READING