Phenotypes in canalicular adenoma of human minor salivary glands reflect the interplay of altered secretory product, absent neuro-effector relationships and the diversity of the microenvironment.


AIMS Uncertainty about the factors influencing phenotypes in salivary canalicular adenoma prompted the present investigation. METHODS AND RESULTS Specimens of canalicular adenoma from 15 patients were examined with the use of histology, histochemistry for protein, mucosubstances and pigments, nerve staining and immunocytochemistry for cytoskeleton… (More)