A 27-year-old female asked:
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i have a cyst on the left parotid gland nd i don't have any other systoms like dry mouth the only systoms i've is a swelling what does this mean?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: How was the cyst diagnosed? Did you have an MRI of the gland? If not, get one. Cysts are benign lesions as a rule but they still need thorough evaluation.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
Dr. Joel Doyon
35 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Biopsy needed: Cyst in parotid needs to be biopsied then proper treatment can be discussed. Please see an oral surgeon.
Answered on Jul 6, 2013
Dr. Mark Loury
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Needs evaluation: 80% of parotid lesions are benign meaning 20% are malignant. Has there been an ultrasound or MRI to confirm it is a cyst? Cystic parotid lesions could be benign lymphoepithelial lesion, warthins tumor, etc. Some cysts may harbor cancers in the wall so suggest ultrasound and needle drainage of cyst and needle biopsy of any tumor in the wall. Suggest ENT eval. Dry mouth not always present
Answered on Jul 20, 2014
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Dr. Tracy Lovell
20 years experience Rheumatology
Good post
Jul 7, 2013

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