Plate 10.210 Parotid Gland
Ronald A. Bergman, Ph.D., Adel K. Afifi, M.D., Paul M. Heidger,
Peer Review Status: Externally Peer Reviewed
Human, 10% formalin, H. & E., 162 x.
Interlobular duct surrounded by blood vessels: Located in the septa separating lobules. Lining epithelium cuboidal to low columnar.
Intralobular duct: Located within the lobules. Lined by cuboidal epithelium.
Interlobular connective tissue: Septa that extend from the capsule separate lobes and lobules of the parotid gland. Carry ducts, nerves, blood, and lymph vessels.
Serous gland acini: The parotid gland of man is purely serous. Individual acini are lined by pyramidal cells with basal nuclei and a small, hardly visible lumen.
Striated duct: So-named because some segments of the intralobular duct show basal striations. These ducts are believed to be secretory in nature and contribute water and calcium salts to the gland secretions.
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