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Salivary Gland - Inflammation - Gallery

Image of inflammation in the salivary gland from a male F344/N rat in a subchronic study
Salivary gland - Inflammation, Acute in a male F344/N rat from a subchronic study. There is widespread destruction of the salivary tissue with abundant inflammatory cells.
Image of inflammation in the salivary gland from a male F344/N rat in a subchronic study
Salivary gland - Inflammation, Acute in a male F344/N rat from a subchronic study (higher magnification of Figure 1). The inflammatory cells are mainly neutrophils, and there is necrosis of the glandular tissue (arrow).
Image of inflammation in the salivary gland from a female B6C3F1 mouse in a chronic study
Salivary gland - Inflammation, Suppurative in a female B6C3F1 mouse from a chronic study. There are areas of inflammation with necrosis surrounded by fibrosis (arrow), characteristic of an abscess.
Image of inflammation in the salivary gland from a female B6C3F1 mouse in a chronic study
Salivary gland - Inflammation, Suppurative in a female B6C3F1 mouse from a chronic study (higher magnification of Figure 3). The inflammatory cells are mainly degenerate neutrophils surrounding large colonies of bacteria (arrow), which are surrounded by fibrosis.
Image of inflammation in the salivary gland from a male B6C3F1 mouse in a chronic study
Salivary gland - Inflammation, Granulomatous in a male B6C3F1 mouse from a chronic study. An entire lobe is replaced by granulomatous inflammation (arrows).
Image of inflammation in the salivary gland from a male B6C3F1 mouse in a chronic study
Salivary gland - Inflammation, Granulomatous in a male B6C3F1 mouse from a chronic study (higher magnification of Figure 5). The inflammation is characterized by the presence of multinucleated giant cells (arrow) and numerous epithelioid macrophages (arrowhead).
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