Accessory parotid gland
Accessory parotid gland - Definition
It is defined as a salivary tissue that lies next to Stenson's duct and is distinct from the main body of the parotid gland.
This structure is also referred to by the following names:
Accessory parotid gland - Location
It is positioned just above the point of origin of the partoid gland.
Accessory parotid gland - Disorders
In rare cases, tumors can arise from this gland. Such neoplasms are usually manifested in the form of a slowly growing cheek mass in patients.
Accessory parotid gland - Pictures
The images below show the location and appearance of this anatomical structure.
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