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Doctor insights on: Benign Acinar Parotid Tissues

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I've cyst mass on my parotid gland been havin problems with it for 2 years the cyst is not hard it very soft feel like soft tissues is it benign?

I've cyst mass on my parotid gland been havin problems with it for 2 years the cyst is not hard it very soft feel like soft tissues is it benign?

Parotid Cyst: Most of the time a parotid cyst is benign. It is currently estimated that 80% of masses, tumors or cysts that occur in the parotid are benign, while 20% are cancerous. While the odds are certainly in your favor, best to have it evaluated to make sure it isn't something that is going to need surgery or other treatments. ...Read more

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The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more


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Meaning? 1.1 cm soft tissue density and hypermetabolic activity in deep rt parotid gland, SUV peak 3.7.

Meaning? 1.1 cm soft tissue density and hypermetabolic activity in deep rt parotid gland, SUV peak 3.7.

HYPERMETABOLIC MASS: The fact that you have this information reveals that you have had a study (or someone else has). The meaning of this test is that there is a mass that is very active metabolically--it uses a lot of energy--. This could be a hyperactive portion of the parotid gland or possibly a malignancy. It certainly needs to be followed and hopefully whoever ordered the test will follow up on it. ...Read more

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Recently diagnose with a benign parotid tumor, my doc wants to do surgery, do I have to?

Recently diagnose with a benign parotid tumor, my doc wants to do surgery, do I have to?

Your choice: Pleomorphic adenomas, the common one here, are locally invasive and will eventually disfigure and likely cripple you. The longer you delay, the more difficult and mutilating surgery will be. Nobody can force you to make the right choice ...Read more

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How many years can a tumor that is benign turn into malignant? Becouse I have a tumor in my parotid gland for 2 years but it never increase it sizes

Slight chance: Of the palpable lesions of parotid, about 80% are benign and 20% malignant. Rate of transformation in the latter group not well defined but if it occurs, . Bx of tumor mass difficult to obtain in terms of adequate sampling. As such most are surgically resected for dx unless palpable nodes present.
Major operation is defining landmarks of the nerve at stylomastoid foramen. ...Read more

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Benign parotid lesion in the deep lobe with cystic degeneration. 1.1 x 1.2cm in size, mobile, not painful. Suggested treatments?

Benign parotid lesion in the deep lobe with cystic degeneration. 1.1 x 1.2cm in size, mobile, not painful. Suggested treatments?

It depends...: If the lesion was diagnosed as clearly benign by biopsy or aspiration then several options are possible including watchful waiting if it doesn't bother the patient and is not an esthetic problem, or surgical removal. Consulting a surgeon is recommended. ...Read more

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I have a mass in my parotid gland nd @ times the swellin get big nd start to ache if it cold nd then at time the swellin goes down is this a benign?

I have a mass in my parotid gland nd @ times the swellin get big nd start to ache if it cold nd then at time the swellin goes down is this a benign?

See an ENT doctor: Parotid duct stones can block saliva when you eat and cause the swelling. Dilation of the duct may allow a small stone to be expelled. Surgery may be needed for larger stones. Your scan should have determined if a mass is present. If present then a biopsy or excision of the mass may be needed. ...Read more

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Is the only treatment for a benign parotid mass, surgery? Doc says it must be removed or it could turn cancerous, but wanted second option.

Is the only treatment for a benign parotid mass, surgery? Doc says it must be removed or it could turn cancerous, but wanted second option.

Surgery: Although, it can turn into cancer over time, the bigger problem is this: if you wait to take it out, it will get bigger. The bigger it gets, the more difficult it will be to remove and will likely leave a bigger deformity when removed. If you were 50 years older, you could prob leave it alone. But I would recommend removal (although rarely is it done urgently). ...Read more

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Hello, I have benign cyst on my neck and it is about parotid gland, is surgery is the only treatment? If so then how safe or complicated is surgery?

Parotid gland cyst: Parotid gland cyst can be excised by meticulous surgery without causing damage to the gland. Your surgeon can tell you based on the size and if there are any contraindications for the surgery. ...Read more

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I have multiple lesions dealin with my salivary gland which is the parotid glands n enlarge thyroid n nodule can those lesion be benign or malignant?

I have multiple lesions dealin with my salivary gland which is the parotid glands n enlarge thyroid n nodule can those lesion be benign or malignant?

Yes: Your lesions can be either benign or malignant and it can be a difficult diagnosis even after removal. But some experts advise removal in either case since even benign growth can make surgery more risky later. The nerves in the area are important for eating, talking and - of course - your facial expressions and attractiveness. Find an ENT you trust to get this under control. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is parotid neoplasms?

What is parotid neoplasms?

Below: The parotid glands are the largest salivary glands in humans and are frequently involved in disease processes. Approximately 25% of parotid masses are nonneoplastic; the remaining 75% are neoplastic.

Nonneoplastic causes of parotid enlargement include cysts, parotitis, lymphoepithelial lesions associated with AIDS, collagen vascular diseases, and benign hypertrophy. Benign hypertrophy is encount ...Read more

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What causes the parotid gland to spasm?

Parotid spasm: The parotid gland is on of the large glands that makes saliva. The duct or tube that drains it secretes saliva into the mouth from the cheek oposite the second molar. I that tube is blocked or partially blocked, the gland spasms as it tries to secrete the saliva. The tube can be swollen from an inflammatory process or there could be a stone, it could be from dehydration, or it could be from tumor. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for parotid blockage?

What is the treatment for parotid blockage?

Several: Parotid glands produce saliva, and are located bilaterally in front the ear. They send salivary fluid along stenson's duct to the high cheek areas in the inside of mouth. Blockage can be just forming or a hard stone (sialolith) try to milk the saliva out by firmly pressing and rolling along to duct orafice in mouth. Surgery can be done if far from gland itself. If it is near, possible nerve damage. ...Read more

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What can be done with parotid tumors?

What can be done with parotid tumors?

Parotid: Typically a parotid tumor might be aspirated by fna to determine the nature of the lesion and to assist the surgeon in planning for any possible surgery. ...Read more

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How do I make a swollen parotid go down?

How do I make a swollen parotid go down?

Sialadenitis: Is the swelling of a salivary gland. It could come from a stone blocking the exit of saliva which in turn causes the gland and then the surrounding tissues will swell too! I would recommend drinking lots of water, then grab some sour hard candies and while sucking on these candies, massage the swollen gland with a warm wash cloth. If this doesn't do the job, then see your ENT for abx and steroids. ...Read more

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Procedure to cure reccuring parotid abcess?

Procedure to cure reccuring parotid abcess?

Go to your doctor: The first thing you'll need to do is go to your doctor so you can have a definitive diagnosis. From the diagnosis, your doctor can formulate a treatment plan to treat your parotid abscess. ...Read more

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Myfather is 58 ysold, recently hedeveloped a small rounded swelling in the left parotid, he has no associated symptoms, what could it be& required invest?

Parotid mass: Hello, lesions within the parotid gland do indeed require further investigation. A trip to yourent doctor will help identify what you are dealing with. 80% of the masses within the parotid are benign in nature so odds are with you that it isn't a malignancy. Regardless, it must be evaluated with possible imagery, biopsy and excision. ...Read more

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What are parotid glands?

What are parotid glands?

Salivary gland: The parotid glands are paired salivary glands. They are the biggest of the major salivary glands (others are submandibular glands and sublingual glands). The parotid gland is located below your ear, extends forward underneath the skin of your neck, and travels inferiorly to your neck. ...Read more

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What will happen if I pierce my parotid gland?

Bad things: You could leak saliva out of your face continuously. You could get a flesh-eating bacterial infection that would require removal of a big portion of the surrounding tissue. You could paralyze part of your face. Why would you want to do that? ...Read more

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What to do about infection in parotid glandsanyone?

What to do about infection in parotid glandsanyone?

Salivary glands: Depending on type of infection, viral, mumps or bacterial from dehydration, candy in mouth (sour)hydration, and later antibiotic, if worsening symptoms, for viral need tests, hydration and pain control ...Read more

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What's causing swollen parotid glands?

What's causing swollen parotid glands?

Many causes: Irritstion from infection (mumps) obstruction from tumor or stones are some of the more common causes but there are many potential reasons. ...Read more

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What could cause swollen parotid glands?

Blockage: While my colleague is correct, the reasons given are rather more rare than the simplest explanation: blockage. Calcium deposits or firm stones of calcified elements can cause the parotid gland to swell. It happens when people even look at a pickle, an start the juices flowing. Sialography or a sialogram can tell where the blockage is and how best to treat it. Rule out significant disease first. ...Read more

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What are signs/sx of an inflammed/infecteted parotid gland? And what could happen if you leave it untreated?

What are signs/sx of an inflammed/infecteted parotid gland? And what could happen if you leave it untreated?

Parotid glands.: The most common cause of inflamed parotid glands would be the mumps which is a viral illness. Other things that can cause parotid inflammation include autoimmune disorders such as sjogrens syndrome. Symptoms can include pain, swelling and dry mouth. ...Read more

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What is parotid gland cancer?

What is parotid gland cancer?

Cancer of parotid.: This is a cancer of your parotid gland, the gland that secretes saliva to help break down foods. This can involve the facial nerve, and surgical treatment may result in partial loss of facial nerve function. ...Read more

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Can you decrease enlarged parotid glands?

Can you decrease enlarged parotid glands?

Wrong Diabetes: The most common cause for enlarged parotid glands is Insulin resistance. Remember the first stage of carb metabolism is "amylase" produced by the salivary glands. 25% of the population is severely Insulin resistant. To imply a surgical correction of hypertrophied parotids is ridculous. Parotid hypertophy is associated with metabolic syndrome., cure: diet and metformin. ...Read more

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What can cause the parotid glands to become painful?

What can cause the parotid glands to become painful?

Stones...masses: Inflammatory processes inside the parotid gland can cause pain. This can be from a stone/sludge blocking the drainage system or from a lump in the gland from a tumor. Positive signs- reapidly developing swelling, pain, foul taste in the mouth when you press on the face. Bad signs- change in the movement of the face muscles, trouble swallowing.
Get checked out by an ENT soon. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: parotid gland?

Parotid gland: There are two such glands one in front of each ear. They are the largest saliva producing glands and produce around 75% of the saliva when you eat. ...Read more

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How can I make my permanently enlarged parotid glands go down without meds?

How can I make my permanently enlarged parotid glands go down without meds?

Difficult: Enlarged parotid glands are difficult to decrease in size. Drinking lots of water helps to prevent saliva backup and may help a little. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel your parotid glands and one side to be a bit bigger than the other?

Is it normal to feel your parotid glands and one side to be a bit bigger than the other?

Might be.: Sometimes this is the case. If there is anything suspicious or this seems to be progressive you should see your doc for an exam. ...Read more

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FNAC right parotid. Microscopy shows that smears are haemorrhagic and show fixation artifacts. Help.

FNAC right parotid. Microscopy shows that smears are haemorrhagic and show fixation artifacts. Help.

Nothing about the: Information you provide is alarming. The fine needle aspiration has not revealed anything helpful and is not diagnostic. Hemorrhage/bleeding is not unusual; it may even have been caused by the insertion of the needle. Fixation artifact simply means there is disruption of the tissue due to fixation/preparing the material for the microscope. Probably needs repeating...discuss with Doc. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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I am in my early 80s. Parotid mass removal has been prescribed. If it's not removed, what is my life expectancy?

I am in my early 80s. Parotid mass removal has been prescribed. If it's not removed, what is my life expectancy?

Parotid mass: Depends on what the pathology is. If it's just a pleomorphic then not a big deal given your age. You and your surgeon will need to make a decision based on your overall health and risk/benefit ration of the surgery given your advanced age. ...Read more

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I'm 27 yrs old female I'm I too young to get parotid cancer does age matter when. It comes to this kind of disease?

Parotid cancer: Cancer can occur at any age. Cancer of the parotid gland is possible in both young and old people. I have treated 7 year olds with parotid cancer. There are different kinds of cancer of the parotid and some are more easily treated than others (some need more than just surgery, like radiation). You should ask your ENT to explain to you what is going on and what are the options for treatment. ...Read more

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Can a parotid gland shrink by taking natural herbs instead of being cut on I'm so afraid because of the facial nerves.

Can a parotid gland shrink by taking natural herbs instead of being cut on I'm so afraid because of the facial nerves.

Science data: While many people offer options and results with natural remedies it remains difficult to know the truth. Surgery has results and are disclosed. The next part is the honesty of risks like facial nerve injury. But it is a low risk and the nerve can return. Talk more to your doctor and ask if any patients can be contacted for you to learn more. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Does selenium treat parotid cancer?

Does selenium treat parotid cancer?

No: If you read the literature from the 'alternative and complementary medical community', selenium is either 'very good for you' or 'very bad for you.' it's a naturally-occurring element, you need some of it to live, a great excess can make you a little bit sick, and it won't touch cancer. These promotions give an undeserved bad name to the serious study of nutritional supplements. ...Read more

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Is there surgery for parotid gland disease?

Can be: Parotid gland surgery is usually performed if there is a tumor growth of the parotid gland. There could be salivary duct stones that rarely would require surgery. Surgery of the parotid gland is performed very carefully due to the proximity of the important facial nerve. ...Read more

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How many days accur parotid glands swelling?

How many days accur parotid glands swelling?

Depends on the cause: The parotid gland can become swollen for a number of reasons. A proper diagnosis will help you determine how long the swelling might last. Common conditions include a blocked salivary duct or a bacterial infection (parotitis). Swelling may be constant or come and go with salivary stimulation (during meals), and may or may not be associated with pain. I suggest seeing a doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What can cause radiopaque lesions on your parotid glands?

Sailvary Stones: Are the most likely answer but there are other lesions (both benign and malignant) which can have radiopaque aspects of the lesion. (chronic sclerosing sialadenitis (küttner’s tumour) of the parotid gland for example). ...Read more