Salivary Gland Pathologies
We present some cases of patients with salivary gland pathologies treated by Dr. Armando Torres Castillo.
This is a benign disease in the parotid gland (a salivary gland), which nonetheless requires removal.
Pleomorphic adenoma of the parotid gland
Pleomorphic adenoma is a benign pathology of the salivary glands.
Stones (calcium deposits) in the parotid gland
This is a condition which can occur in the salivary glands consisting of multiple calcium deposits, forming stones within a gland or duct. These deposits necessarily require surgical removal
They are stones formed by deposits of calcium in the ducts and in the salivary glands
Mucoceles are salivary retention cysts that are usually formed by a direct traumatic event to the salivary gland.
These cysts can increase in size as they fill with saliva. These cysts also require surgical removal.
A ranula is a salivary retention cyst on the floor of the mouth that also requires surgical removal.
Parotid gland cyst
We can also find cysts that have formed in the major salivary glands as shown in the figure below.