submandibular duct

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submandibular duct

[¦səb·man′dib·yə·lər ′dəkt]
(anatomy)
The duct of the submandibular gland which empties into the mouth on the side of the frenulum of the tongue.
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(4) It is interesting that the reported cases of extra-gingival ameloblastoma all developed around the orifices of either the Stensen's or Wharton's ducts and could thus represent tumors of salivary gland origin.
The infant is swaddled, a grooved retractor is used to direct the tongue toward the palate, the frenulum is clamped to create crush injury and direct the line of incision, and scissors are used to clip the frenulum within 1-2 mm of the junction of Wharton's ducts, he said.
Wharton's ducts are longer and of larger calibre than parotid (Stenson's) ducts.
The second line of sutures was placed loosely to prevent hematoma formation; and superficially to prevent constriction of the Wharton's ducts. (4)