Chronic submandibular sialadenitis: ultrastructure and phosphatase histochemistry.


Eleven specimens of chronic submandibular sialadenitis were examined. A reduction in secretory material in acinar cells was seen with increasing atrophy until the acini resembled intercalary ducts. Myoepithelial cells and basement membrane were sometimes more conspicuous. Striated ducts showed a reduction of the folding of the plasma membranes in the basal… (More)


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