• Rafael Tomaz Gomes Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
  • Marcelo Drummond Naves Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
  • Maria Auxiliadora Vieira do Carmo Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
  • Maria Cássia Ferreira de Aguiar Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais


Sialodenitis, Etiologic factors, Diagnosis, Treatment


Sialadenitis is an insidious inflammatory disorder which is characterized by intermittent, often painful, swelling of the salivary gland. Although the majority of the patients are elderly, sialadenitis, which can be a chronic or acute inflammatory process, has been seen in all age groups. This inflammatory condition has been traditionally considered an ascending bacterial infection via retrograde transductal flow of bacteria from the gland’s duct into the gland’s parenchyma. There are multiple etiologic factors for the development of sialadenitis. It can cause considerable morbidity to the patient; and therefore, requires careful assessment in order to provide appropriate treatment. The purpose of this paper is to discuss the etiology, clinical characteristics, diagnosis and treatment options for patients with sialadenitis.


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How to Cite

Gomes, R. T., Naves, M. D., Carmo, M. A. V. do, & Aguiar, M. C. F. de. (2016). SIALADENITIS: LITERATURE REVIEW REGARDING THE ETIOLOGY, DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT. Arquivos Em Odontologia, 42(4). Retrieved from




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