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A 27-year-old female asked:

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
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 53 years experience
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.
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Dr. Joel Doyon
Dentistry - Cosmetic 37 years experience
Biopsy needed: Cyst in parotid needs to be biopsied then proper treatment can be discussed. Please see an oral surgeon.
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Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 40 years experience
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
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Dr. Tracy Lovell
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 22 years experience
Good post
Jul 7, 2013
Last updated Jul 20, 2014

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