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Heterotopic salivary gland tissue in the neck may arise sporadically via failed closure of the precervical sinus of His within the branchial apparatus [9].
Robinson-Bostom, "Heterotopic salivary gland tissue in the neck," Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, vol.
Heterotopic salivary gland tissue (HSGT) is defined as normal salivary tissue located at sites other than the major and minor salivary glands.
At the head and neck level, salivary tissue is present in the major salivary glands (parotid, submandibular, and sublingual glands), minor salivary glands (upper aerodigestive tract), and accessory salivary glands (immediate anterior periparotid region), and this is present in association with branchial cleft anomalies, or more rarely, as heterotopic salivary gland tissue (HSGT).
Abbreviations CT: Computed tomography CEPA: Carcinoma ex pleomorphic adenoma FNAC: Fine needle aspiration cytology HSGT: Heterotopic salivary gland tissue US: Ultrasonography.
Ferlito, "Benign mixed tumour of heterotopic salivary gland tissue in upper neck.