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Salivary Duct Cyst

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What are the Clinical Features of a Salivary Duct Cyst? A mucus plug/stone will often clog the duct resulting in a plugged duct. It'll appear as a sessile blue or clear mass. It'll be fluid-filled and fluctuant; it'll look like a mucocele. It can become larger than 1cm. It can look like a sessile pink nodule.
What are the Demographics of a Salivary Duct Cyst? This cyst arises within both the Minor and Major Glands of adults. The most common of the Major is the Parotid Gland. Intraoral cysts can occur at any Minor Gland site with the most frequent being the floor of the mouth, buccal mucosa, and the lips.
What are the Microscopic Features of a Salivary Duct Cyst? It will look parakeratotic, acanthotic, and show normal pattern of maturation. In the submucosa: there are large dilated ductal structures, occasional mucus cells, and large pools of inspissated (thick) mucin containing inflammatory cells.
What is the Differential Diagnosis for a Salivary Duct Cyst? The Differential Diagnosis for a Salivary Duct Cyst are: Mucocele, Benign Salivary Gland Tumors, and Malignant Salivary Gland Tumors.
What is the treatment for a Salivary Duct Cyst? Treatment depends on the size and location. If you can unplug the blocked duct, the area may resolve. In some cases, you'll need to remove the cyst and the gland.
What is another name for a Salivary Duct Cyst? Another name for this is the Mucus Retention Cyst.
What is the definition of a Salivary Duct Cyst? This is an epithelium lined lesion that arises from the duct epithelium.