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After minor salivary glands are removed how long would they take to regenerate?

After minor salivary glands are removed how long would they take to regenerate?

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 more

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Salivary Gland (Definition)

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


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If you had a benign pleomorphic adenoma in a minor salivary gland for approx 5 years would you have it surgically removed?

Yes: These lesions can grow and can undergo malignant transformation. I almost always rec excision. Find an ENT doctor who does frequent parotidectomies with facial nerve dissections. ...Read more

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What is the false negative result percentage for a minor salivary gland biopsy for sjogrens?

What is the false negative result percentage for a minor salivary gland biopsy for sjogrens?

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 more

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What can I do to treat mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the minor salivary gland?

What can I do to treat mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the minor salivary gland?

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

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Is it possible to over stimulate your salivary glands? My uppp surgery took away many of the minor glands so i need to use the major ones to comp.

See details: When minor salivary glands are lost , the body automatically tends to compensate through major salivary glands.If you have a problem of dry mouth, consider sucking on lemon drops to stimulate salivary flow.Biotene mouth wash also can help. ...Read more

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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 .

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 more

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