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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Located just anterior to the parotid duct along the buccinator muscle
4-6) After fusion of the maxillary and mandibular processes, which are both derived from the first branchial arch, the parotid duct takes its normal position inside the mouth at the level of the superior second molar.
Parotid duct injury: Is immediate surgical repair necessary?
A different explanation is that retrograde invasion of the parotid gland occurred via the parotid duct with secondary involvement of the overlying skin.
There have also been reports that H aphrophilus has been cultured from brain abscess collections and osteomyelitis specimens (5-8) Parotid duct sialolithiasis has been reported in the pediatric medical literature on several occasions.