Year 2018, Volume 4, Issue 2, Pages 126 - 128 2018-04-04

Magnetic resonance imaging findings of a patient with bilateral submandibular gland aplasia

Ender Alkan [1] , Turgay Kara [2] , Zeynep Öztürk İnal [3]

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Aplasia of the major salivary glands are very rare, and commonly occurs at the parotid gland. Patients are usually asymptomatic and diagnosed incidentally. But dry mouth, difficulty in swallowing, dental problems may be seen. Also mass complaints may occur due to compensatory hypertrophy of the other major salivary glands. Herein, we presented the magnetic resonance imaging findings of a very rare case of bilateral submandibular gland aplasia with compensatory hypertrophy of sublingual glands. 

salivary glands, magnetic resonance imaging, compensatory hypertrophy, submandibular gland aplasia
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Primary Language en
Subjects Health Care Sciences and Services
Journal Section Case Reports
Authors

Orcid: 0000-0002-8401-2193
Author: Ender Alkan
Institution: Department of Radiology, Aksaray University School of Medicine, Aksaray
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0001-8448-9066
Author: Turgay Kara
Institution: Department of Radiology, Konya Training and Research Hospital, Konya
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0002-8766-2079
Author: Zeynep Öztürk İnal
Institution: Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Konya Training and Research Hospital, Konya
Country: Turkey


Bibtex @case report { eurj354755, journal = {The European Research Journal}, issn = {}, eissn = {2149-3189}, address = {The Association of Health Research and Strategy}, year = {2018}, volume = {4}, pages = {126 - 128}, doi = {10.18621/eurj.354755}, title = {Magnetic resonance imaging findings of a patient with bilateral submandibular gland aplasia}, key = {cite}, author = {Alkan, Ender and Kara, Turgay and Öztürk İnal, Zeynep} }
APA Alkan, E , Kara, T , Öztürk İnal, Z . (2018). Magnetic resonance imaging findings of a patient with bilateral submandibular gland aplasia. The European Research Journal, 4 (2), 126-128. DOI: 10.18621/eurj.354755
MLA Alkan, E , Kara, T , Öztürk İnal, Z . "Magnetic resonance imaging findings of a patient with bilateral submandibular gland aplasia". The European Research Journal 4 (2018): 126-128 <http://dergipark.org.tr/eurj/issue/32986/354755>
Chicago Alkan, E , Kara, T , Öztürk İnal, Z . "Magnetic resonance imaging findings of a patient with bilateral submandibular gland aplasia". The European Research Journal 4 (2018): 126-128
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ISNAD Alkan, Ender , Kara, Turgay , Öztürk İnal, Zeynep . "Magnetic resonance imaging findings of a patient with bilateral submandibular gland aplasia". The European Research Journal 4 / 2 (April 2018): 126-128. https://doi.org/10.18621/eurj.354755