Chronic sialadenitis

Chronic sialadenitis

· Usually a complication of duct obstrution

· Usually unilateral and asympomaic or with intermittant painful swelling of the gland

Pathology

· There are varying degrees of destruction of acini,duct dilatation,Chronic inflammatory cell infiltration predominantly lymphoplasmacytic

· Extensive interstitial fibrosis and squamous cell metaplasia in duct epithelium

· Calculus formation may be seen in dilated ducts

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