parotid duct


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parotid duct

[pə′räd·əd ′dəkt]
(anatomy)
The duct of the parotid gland. Also known as Stensen's duct.
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We found a quite number of cases of sialectasia of the parotid duct with oral submucosal fibrosis.
Our patient had two calculi in the middle and proximal parotid duct. The parotid duct is tortuous and more difficult to negotiate than the submandibular duct.
(2001), maned wolf (Chrysocyon brachyrus) showed the opening of the parotid duct at the level of the lateral line of the first upper molar tooth.
The parotid duct passes through the posterior part, and the anterior facial vein passes through the antero-inferior margin.
The parotid duct is a fine tube, about 1 mm thick, which drains saliva from a salivary gland by the ear into the mouth.
Intraductal laser photocoagulation of the bilateral parotid ducts has been developed as a less invasive means of surgical therapy.
Using a modified Blair incision, a skin flap was raised superficial to the parotid gland, the lesion was isolated and dissected out very close to the parotid duct, He made a normal post-operative recovery and was discharged the following morning.
Aetiopathogenesis: Although numerous pathogenic theories have been considered, including congenital malformations of the parotid duct, systemic immunologic diseases such as hypogammaglobulinaemia, IgA and IgG deficiency, primary or secondary infection, and allergic or hereditary factors, the aetiology of JRP remains unknown [Huisman et al., 2001; Sitheeque et al., 2007].
Similarly, dogs that suffered from keratoconjunctivitis sica or dry eye, who had a lack of tear production, would have a parotid duct transplant carried out.
At the initial visit, recommended specimens for laboratory testing include serum to test for mumps immunoglobulin M (IgM) antibodies and a swab from the parotid duct or other affected salivary gland ducts for viral isolation, reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction testing, or both.
(6-8) Additionally, sialoceles and sialoliths in dogs have been reported as a complication after parotid duct transposition.
Sialography of the right parotid area identified a moderate to severe stenosis in the midportion of the parotid duct; the ductal system exhibited a marked irregularity, with multiple focal outpouchings of contrast accumulation (figure).