Ectopic salivary gland in the posterior triangle of the neck

J. N. Marshall, G. Soo, F. V. Coakley

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Ectopic cervical salivary tissue may present as a discharging sinus if a duct system and cutaneous orifice are present. Where described in previous reports these openings have been located along the anterior border of sternomastoid or in the anterior triangle, making this a differential diagnosis of a branchial sinus. We report on a patient who presented with an ectopic salivary gland in the posterior triangle of the neck.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)669-670
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Laryngology and Otology
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995



  • Neck
  • Salivary gland, ecotopic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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