Eduardo Garzon Aldas
Central University of Ecuador, Ecuador
Posters & Accepted Abstracts: J Clin Exp Dermatol Res
Cheilitis glandularis is a rare chronic inflammatory condition of the minor salivary glands, predominantly of the lower lip, which secrete thick saliva. It usually affects the vermillion of the lip associated with frequent antecedents of important sun exposure in its pathogenesis. It is first described by Von Volkman in 5 patients as "queilits glandularis apostematosa" or "myxadenitis labialis. It is more frequent in men, reports in women and children are scarce. Treatment for this is difficult; its etiology is unknown and is a genetic predisposition. Other redisposing factors include: actinic damage, poor oral hygiene, factitious injury, smoking and immune compromise. It is a related disease to IgG 4. Different degrees of macroqueilia are associated with dilated and erythematous ostium of the drainage ducts of the minor salivary glands mainly of the lower lip. Thick mucoid material can be obtained by manual compression of the lip and the same can be dried on the lip surface. Rarely, this mucoid material can be purulent. Delicate palpation may indicate hardened tissue. We present 5 patients with the pathology.