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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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.
Culture of saliva from the parotid ducts was positive for coagulase negative streptococci and was sensitive to cloxacillin, erythromycin and amikacin.
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.
She was treated only with an in-clinic bilateral parotid duct infusion of 3 ml of triamcinolone (30 mg) into each duct.
INTRODUCTION: The parotid gland is a compound tubulolalveolar type of gland situated between mandible and sternocleidomastoid muscle projecting forwards on the surface of masseter muscle where a small part known as the accessory part of the parotid gland lies between parotid duct below and zygomatic arch above.