An accessory salivary gland of the lip was examined histologically in twelve patients with Sjogren syndrome. The most characteristic alterations were lymphocytic infiltrations of varying degrees, atrophy of the gland and fibrosis in the surroundings of the duct. The severity of the disease was characterized by the degree of these alterations. The examination enhances the diagnosis of the early phase of the condition and of malignant transformation as well as of atypical cases. The safety and simplicity of the method is emphasized in contrast to the difficulties of parotid or submandibular gland biopsy. The method is recommended as an auxiliary examination in detecting Sjogren syndrome.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Szemeszet Ophthalmologica Hungarica|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 1980|
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