Stensen's duct


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Stensen's duct

[′sten·sənz ‚dəkt]
(anatomy)
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Obstruction of Stensen's duct usually by a stone is usual [7].
Stensen's duct papilla was identified and saliva was expressed by digital manoeuvre, confirming that it was not damaged.
Stensen's duct was lavaged using either saline or a steroid solution.
The oral cavity showed neither dilated papilla (soft tissue protuberance at the exit of the Stensen's duct) nor purulent substance from it.
The Stensen's duct, then, crosses horizontally off the anterior margin of the ramus of the mandible, passes laterally to the masseter muscle, goes around its anterior margin and through the buccinator muscle to end up into the oral cavity (Jebejian & Hajenlian, 1993; Gleeson, 1997).
Lack of increased swelling or pain with food would exclude the possibility of calculus in the Stensen's duct. Absence of xerostomia and xerophthalmia excludes Sjogren's syndrome, which can present with benign lymphoepithelial hyperplasia.
It drains into the oral cavity via Stensen's duct, which enters the oral vestibule opposite the upper molars.
The cyst was opened, and the distal end of Stensen's duct was identified.
Ductolithiasis with sialadenitis Most Stensen's duct stones are radioopaque (Figure 14).