chapter  46
Non-neoplastic salivary gland diseases
ByStephen R. Porter, Stefano Fedele and Valeria Mercadante
Pages 28

INTRODUCTION A wide range of non-neoplastic disorders of the salivary glands can arise, although the more common are sialolithiasis, mumps, acute suppurative sialadenitis, Sjögren’s syndrome (SS) and drug-induced xerostomia. Disease of the glands typically manifests as swelling (Table 46.1) and/or oral dryness (Box 46.1). The present chapter provides an overview of non-neoplastic disorders of the salivary glands, but also focuses upon the common disorders likely to be of relevance to otorhinolaryngologists.