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Heterotopic Salivary Glands in the Lower Neck
Yau-Li Huang Yuan-Li Liao Hong-Shang Hong Tseng-Tong Kuo
Dermatol Sinica 20: 46-50, 2002

Heterotopic salivary glands (HSG) in the lower neck are unusual developmental anomalies rarely encountered by dermatologists. Because HSG is associated with sinus tract, the embryologic origin of HSG in the lower neck may be from the branchial apparatus. Surgical treatment is recommended due to the possible development of various malignancies. We report a rare case of HSG with fistula in the lower third region of the neck. We suggest taking this entity into consideration for differential diagnosis with disorders that have orifice and draining sinus in the neck region.

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