Benign Tumor-Like Developmental Salivary Gland Defect

양성 종양과 유사한 형태를 가진 발육성 타액선 골결손

  • An, Seo-Young (Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Kyungpook National University) ;
  • Kim, Yong-Gun (Department of Periodontology, School of Dentistry, Kyungpook National University) ;
  • Jung, Jae-Kwang (Department of Oral Medicine, School of Dentistry, Kyungpook National University)
  • 안서영 (경북대학교 치의학전문대학원 구강악안면방사선학교실) ;
  • 김용건 (경북대학교 치의학전문대학원 치주과학교실) ;
  • 정재광 (경북대학교 치의학전문대학원 구강내과학교실)
  • Received : 2012.08.05
  • Accepted : 2012.09.25
  • Published : 2012.09.30


50-year-old female and 50-year-old male were referred to the department of the oral and maxillofacial surgery of Kyungpook national university dental hospital with asymptomatic lesions on their posterior mandibular body areas. They were discovered incidentally on panoramic radiographs during routine dental examination. Physical examination revealed no remarkable findings. Each panoramic radiograph showed well defined radiolucent lesions without hyperostotic border on their posterior mandibular body area. At first they were diagnosed as benign tumors because they looked like multilocular pattern and one of the patient showed discontinuity of mandibular canal within the lesion. CT scans demonstrated well demarcated and irregular lingual depression filled with fat tissue and they were diagnosed as developmental salivary gland defects. One of the lesion showed no change on follow-up panoramic radiograph after 4 months. Developmental salivary gland defects resembling benign tumor are atypical cases and it is suggested that confirmatory imaging using CT or MRI should be taken.


Supported by : 경북대학교


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