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Transplantation of salivary gland to the lacrimal basin.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Scandinavian journal of rheumatology. Supplement
Publication Date
Volume
61
Pages
264–267
Identifiers
PMID: 3473641
Source
Medline
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Abstract

Transplantation of autologous salivary glands to the lacrimal basin has been performed in patients with severe xerophthalmos and with or without severe xerostomia. In five cases a free transplantation of the sublingual salivary gland was performed obtaining only one relative success. In 3 cases a transplant of the submaxillary gland was performed with maintained blood supply through vascular anastomosis, resulting in 2 relative successes.

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