Imaging of Submandibular and Sublingual Salivary Glands

Amit K. Agarwal, Sangam G. Kanekar

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Abstract

The submandibular and sublingual salivary glands are major salivary glands with a wide spectrum of pathologic conditions. The corresponding spaces along the floor of mouth have complex anatomy, best evaluated with cross-sectional imaging. The spectrum of diseases in these regions varies from simple infection to advanced malignancy, not just from the gland itself but also from the surrounding structures. The most common abnormalities in these spaces are inflammatory and infectious, and computed tomography is currently the most common imaging modality used. The anatomy of these spaces is much better depicted with MR; however, all the modalities have their unique roles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)227-243
Number of pages17
JournalNeuroimaging Clinics of North America
Volume28
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2018

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Keywords

  • Imaging
  • Salivary
  • Sublingual
  • Submandibular

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology

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