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Table 3 Salivary glands

From: Treatment improvement and better patient care: which is the most important one in oral cavity cancer?

Localisation Gland Type
Lips Upper lip Serous
  Lower lip Serous
Cheek Buccal mucosa Mixed (predominantly mucous)
  Parotid Serous
Hard palate Postero-lateral hard palate Mucous
Tongue Von Ebner (dorsal) Serous
  Weber Blandin Nuhn (marginal) Mixed (predominantly mucous)
Floor of mouth Submandibular Mixed (predominantly serous)
  Sublingual Mixed (predominantly mucous)
  1. Italic type indicate major salivary glands.