What are possible complications of submandibular sialadenitis/sialadenosis?

Updated: May 12, 2020
  • Author: Adi Yoskovitch, MD, MSc; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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See the list below:

  • The most serious complication of acute sialadenitis is the formation of an abscess. Management is described above.

  • Complications of chronic sialadenitis and autoimmune sialadenitis are most often dental in nature because of the decreased function of the gland and the protective effect provided against caries.

  • Chronic inflammation of the gland with or without calculi often renders the gland difficult to excise because of the loss of normal tissue planes.


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