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Salivary Gland Aplasia

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Salivary gland aplasia A rare condition where a patient is missing one or more major salivary glands.
Clinical Features of Salivary gland aplasia Patients with this condition have severe xerostomia, increased caries, and erosion.
Clinical appearance of Salivary gland aplasia The location of missing gland is replaced with fat or connective tissue. The duct opening would also be missing.
Demographics of Salivary gland aplasia This condition is diagnosed at early ages and more common in males. It may be found in patients with Treacher Collins syndrome and Hemifacial Microsomia Syndrome.
Treatment for Salivary gland aplasia Palliative treatment. For example, prescribe saliva substitutes or sialagogues to increase salivary flow.
Created by: jessicleonard10