Case Rep Dent 2016 19;2016:9545861. Epub 2016 Oct 19.
Unit of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Maggiore della Carità University Hospital, Novara, Italy.
Necrotizing sialometaplasia is a rare, benign, self-limiting, necrotizing process involving the minor salivary glands, mainly the mucoserous glands of the hard palate. It is thought to be the result of an ischemic event of the vasculature supplying the salivary gland lobules. Some predisposing factors such as smoking, use of alcohol, denture wearing, recent surgery, traumatic injuries, respiratory infections, systemic diseases bulimia, and anorexia have been described. Read More