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Parotid Gland (Overview)

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.


Parotid Gland (Overview)

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.


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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 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 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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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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Can bilateral parotid gland be malignant?

Parotid swelling?: When both parotid glands swell, it could be because of infection, cysts or benign, or rarely, malignant.. See an ear nose and throat physician for evaluation. If there is suspicion for a mass or tumor a scan and biopsy may be recommended. ...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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Is there any home effective remedy for parotid gland?

What do you want: The parotid gland is a major salivary gland found in the cheek area in front of and below the ear. What are you trying to remedy with your parotid gland? It seems you have left out what you are trying to remedy. ...Read more

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What could cause my parotid gland to swell when I eat?

What could cause my parotid gland to swell when I eat?

Ductal stone?: You can get stones in the salivary duct that drains your parotid gland which can cause the gland to swell and hurt. You need to see your doctor. If it is a stone, it will need to be removed. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Parotid gland disorders?

Parotid gland: The parotid gland is the largest in the face and lies right in front of the ear then extends inferiorly to the area behind the ear. The facial nerve runs right through the gland. It secretes serous saliva more than mucous. It can have infections, blocked ducts, benign and malignant tumors. ...Read more

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How big is a cyst if it 0.3x0.2x1.5cm, it is located in my parotid gland?

How big is a cyst if it 0.3x0.2x1.5cm, it is located in my parotid gland?

Sunflower seed size: In relation to your gland itself - the median volume of parotid is about 25, 262 mm3 and a size averaging 3.4 cm in the ventral-dorsal dimension and 5.8 cm in the craniocaudal dimension. Was this an incidental finding on a radiograph, do you have any symptoms, and have you been evaluated by and oral and maxillofacial surgeon or ENT yet? ...Read more

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Is it possible for a tumor that in the parotid gland to gett bigger nd then smaller?

Is it possible for a tumor that in the parotid gland to gett bigger nd then smaller?

Parotid tumor: It is possible for a tumor of the parotid gland to fluctuate in size. Reasons for this include a tumor that obstructs a duct causing a build up of saliva or hemorrhage (bleeding) into the tumor. Inflammation of or around the tumor could cause changes in size. ...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.

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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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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I have lesion on both parotid gland the right measure 3.3×4.2×6.1cm n the left measure 13×16×16mm is this a warthing tumor? Nd how big is this?

I have lesion on both parotid gland the right measure 3.3×4.2×6.1cm n the left measure 13×16×16mm is this a warthing tumor? Nd how big is this?

Possible: You need physician's evaluation, rare warthin's tumor tend to bilateral than any other parotid tumor is benign. You may need MRI & fna biopsy, see your family doctor for specialist referral. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about a parotid gland tumor? Half of my parotid gland has been removed because of this. Any concern about having half gland?

What can you tell me about a parotid gland tumor? Half of my parotid gland has been removed because of this. Any concern about having half gland?

Need more info: 80% of parotid tumors are benign (not cancer), which means that 1 in 5 are cancerous. You need to find out what type of tumor you had.

There is no concern about having half a parotid gland. You could have both parotid glands removed and still not realize it from a saliva standpoint.

See your ENT to clarify what you had and if anything else needs to be done. ...Read more

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Pls help I'm so afraid that I have lymphoma becouse I have a bilateral parotid gland, if I have englarge parotid gland is lymphoma a possible sign?

Pls help I'm so afraid that I have lymphoma becouse I have a bilateral parotid gland, if I have englarge parotid gland is lymphoma a possible sign?

You need a physical: A good medical exam is the best way to find out the cause of swelling in your 'parotid glands'. There are more than one reasons for it to come up. There are lymph nodes there which can be affected by various medical conditions. But it can also be disease affecting the parotid gland itself. So go and get checked by an internist or an ENT specialist. ...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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What is the treatment for blocked parotid gland?

What is the treatment for blocked parotid gland?

Stimulate Salivation: 1. Push oral fluids
2. Warmth and massage to the gland
3. Squirt lemon juice into your mouth about every 30 minutes to stimulate salivation. Can also use a very sour sugarless gum. ...Read more

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Does it hurt to get a biopsy for a tumor on your parotid gland?

Does it hurt to get a biopsy for a tumor on your parotid gland?

Not much: A fine needle hurts less than giving blood. A cutting needle isn't as bad as a dental procedure. Parotid tumors can be vicious, especially if there's a delay in diagnosis. Here's hoping that your tumor is benign or caught early, and that you'll continue your proactive, brave approach. ...Read more

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What happen if u developed a warthin tumor in the parotid gland?

Needs to come out: While benign, you don't want masses growing in your parotid gland. The nerve the moves that half of the face (aptly named the facial nerve) runs through the middle of the gland and it is always easier to take out smaller parotid masses than bigger ones. Discuss this with your ent, who likely will suggest surgical removal of the mass and part- though not all- of the parotid gland. ...Read more

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My parotid gland is swollen, just on the left side. I have flu, so checking it is related to that?

My parotid gland is swollen, just on the left side. I have flu, so checking it is related to that?

Mumps: It is not normal to be part of the regular flu or cold. It could be mumps. It could also be swollen lymph glands, however have it checked out by a local GP. ...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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Info on a narrowed parotid gland duct? My friends two year old has this, none of the drs around here have seen it, and don't know what to do about it.

Info on a narrowed parotid gland duct? My friends two year old has this, none of the drs around here have seen it, and don't know what to do about it.

See a Peds ENT: Unless he had a test where a dye was placed into the duct, I am not sure how this was diagnosed. With that said, recurrent parotitis of childhood is something pediatric ents often treat, and if it happens repeatedly he may be a candidate for sialendoscopy of the gland and duct to help prevent recurrences. Staying hydrated is a key to prevention of flares. ...Read more

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Parotid gland abscess treatment in children?

Hospitalization: This is often treated with incision and drainage with accompanying intravenous antibiotics. ...Read more

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Does tinnitus cause cyst in the parotid gland?

No: Tinnitus is a symptom where you hear noise that is not present in your environment. Cyst in the parotid develops independent of that. ...Read more

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Can a stone that in the parotid gland become a cyst?

Can a stone that in the parotid gland become a cyst?

No: A stone in the parotid gland can obstruct salivary flow from the particular duct that is obstructed, then saliva can back up behind the stone creating a swollen dilated portion of the gland which resembles a cyst, called a sialocele. ...Read more

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Yellow solid substance coming out of my parotid gland, is this normal?

Not normal: The parotid produces clear liquid from ducts that open on either side of your mouth close to your upper molars. Anything other thin clear liquid is abnormal and should prompt an evaluation by your primary provider, ENT or oral surgeon. ...Read more