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Old 09-23-2003, 11:15 AM   #1
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Question submandubular gland-where is it ?

Hello, can anyone explain to me exactly where the submandubular gland is situated. I know its around the jaw area, but is it near ear or closer to chin ,next to jaw bone ???????

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Old 09-24-2003, 01:20 PM   #2
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Submandibular gland: The second largest of the three major salivary glands. It is located deep to the mandible (jaw bone).


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Old 09-30-2003, 10:38 AM   #3
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Originally posted by pootle:
Hello, can anyone explain to me exactly where the submandubular gland is situated. I know its around the jaw area, but is it near ear or closer to chin ,next to jaw bone ???????
This is how I try to remember the salivary glands
3 sets:

I think the Parotid gland is by the front of ear across maxilla down jawline (there abouts).

The submandibular gland-under the mandible bone (there abouts).

The sublingual glands are glands under your tongue, under chin area (there abouts).

Old 09-24-2004, 02:12 PM   #4
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Re: submandubular gland-where is it ?

and would TMJ or dental problems cause any of these glands to be tender? How do you know if you have duct stones? I pick out white peices of something out of my tonsils every now and then, is that related?

Old 09-24-2004, 05:27 PM   #5
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Re: submandubular gland-where is it ?

Yes, to both. However, also what might cause glands to be tender is Sjogren's Syndrome (a rheumatologist can confirm this with a lip biopsy). It could also be stones in ducts.

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