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The parotid and submandtbular glands have relatively long ducts that extend from the secretary portion of the gland to the oral cavity.
If the effects of gutkha are similar in animals and human beings, then the find- ings have great significance as the consumption of smokeless tobacco is likely to affect not only oral cavity but genetic material in organs such as the liver, the lungs and the kidneys," said Dr Krishan L.
Common visible lesions such as leukoplakia and erythroplakia, which appear as white or red areas in the oral cavity respectively, typically do not transform into malignancies but must be carefully monitored.
Though rare, T-ALL should be included in the differential diagnosis of lymphomas and leukemias infiltrating the oral cavity and gums, as these neoplasms show excellent response to the current chemotherapeutic regimens [15].
In addition, the authors note that there are a number of features of the oral cavity that make it relatively resistant to HIV transmission, including a thick epithelial layer, a low number of CD4+ target cells, presence of antiviral antibodies, and various endogenous inhibitors.
Therefore it is not possible to ascertain to what extent the sample reflects excreted mercury from the central circulation (which could originate from both inorganic mercury and methylmercury exposure) or mercury derived directly from the fillings in the oral cavity.
Isolation of the fungus from the nails and oral cavity of cats suggests that transmission can occur through a scratch or bite.
The tissues lining the oral cavity may be particularly well suited and accessible targets for molecular therapies that can arrest abnormal cell growth without harming normal cells.
An estimated 28,000 Americans were newly diagnosed with cancer of the oral cavity or oropharynx in 2004.
All previously reported cases of PBL have been localized to the oral cavity,[1-3] with the exception of a single case in which the stomach was the primary site of involvement.
These lesions are typically not shaggy like hairy leukoplakia, and they may occur anywhere in the oral cavity.
The slowly alternating motion of the mouth opening and closing, filmed from within the oral cavity itself, recalled the motion of talking or breathing, but even more, the rising and falling of an eyelid: a blink of the mouth, a breath of a look, a wound relentlessly torn open and closing, over and over again.