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Minor Salivary Gland
If you had a benign pleomorphic adenoma in a minor salivary gland for approx 5 years would you have it surgically removed?
There are major and minor salivary glands. The major glands (parotid, submandibular, and sublimgul) are paired on each side of the jaw. There are about 300 minor glands scattered about the mouth and throat. They all produce saliva which keeps the mouth moist and helps with ...Read more
One piece of info: My experience with lip biopsies is that it often confuse situations. A negative lip biopsy is good. The other question is do you have antibodies for sjogren's with this ssa or ssb. The main thing in treating sjogren's or lupus is assessing for any other organ involvement and treating symptoms appropriately. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Surgery: Salivary gland tumors are typically treated with surgery. This can entail removing the gland and possibly lymph nodes in the area. Depending on the extent of the cancer (stage), the surgical margins or pathology, radiation therapy may also be used. http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/salivarygland/healthprofessional/page1. ...Read more
Minor salivary gland: There are thousands of minor salivary glands in the lining of your lips, cheeks, and throat. If some are removed, there are still many available to maintain good moisture in your mouth. Minor salivary glands do not regenerate once they have been excised. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there minor salivary glands in the anterior hard palate? I have a swollen area that fluctuates in size. Jabbed with toothbrush before lump. Scared
Yes: And this is almost certainly secretion retained in one such gland. ...Read more
Small swollen spot on inside of lower jaw...no pain. One identical, but not swollen on opposite jaw. Is this a cause for concern? Salivary Gland?
Tori: Is it hard? If so it is probably a torus. No concern unless it gets too big. If soft, get it checked. ...Read more
I have a small bump about the size of a pea on my salivary gland with what looks like a water blister . Gets big and busts sometimes with blood .
Mucocele: Have your dentist check this, but what you are describing might be a mucocele. Humans have lots of minor salivary glands on the inside of their mouths, and one can become blocked (usually by trauma), and the clear saliva fills the tissue. They often go away on their own, but can also re-occur. If too persistent, the minor gland can be removed in a minor procedure. If it is bloody, go see dds now. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
There's a small bump on the roof of my mouth that gets hard/soft during the day. Is it salivary gland cancer? a lymph node? I'm a 20 y/o male.
I have a small tumor behind ear.biopsy result came as benign salivary gland tumor,basal cell adenoma.surgery needed?is it urgent?can bcme cancerous?
Salivary gland: There are major and minor salivary glands. The major glands (parotid, submandibular, and sublimgul) are paired on each side of the jaw. There are about 300 minor glands scattered about the mouth and throat. They all produce saliva which keeps the mouth moist and helps with the digestion of food. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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