Submandibular Gland

Submandibular Gland The structure indicated is the submandibular gland. There are three main large sets of salivary glands in the face: Parotid glands Submandibular glands Sublingual glands The submandibular glands are hook shaped and consist of a deep part and a superficial part, separated by the mylohyoid muscle. The deep part of the submandibular gland is formed from the shorter arm of the hook, which loops posteriorly around the mylohyoid muscle to enter the floor of the oral cavity. The superficial part of the submandibular gland is formed from the longer arm of the hook and lies outside the oral …

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