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Parotid Gland Cyst Causes
A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more
131 radiation for thyroid cancer caused problems in my parotid gland. Fna reveals cyst AND tumor of partoid gland. What should I do. Remove or watch?
Benign tumor?: Hi. I'm sorry about the parotid gland; usually the lemon drops during the therapy period prevent that. I am assuming it's not a malignant tumor, or your doc would have already told you it needs to come out (I've never seen sialadenitis from 131-I cause cancer). Confer with the ENT surgeon you're seeing about risks vs. Benefits of removal. Good luck! ...Read more
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
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
ultrasound shows bilobed cyst in right parotid gland, 3.5 x 2.5 x 2.2 Its thin walled and has anechoic fluid. Texture is homogenous. Serious??
Not likely: The ultrasound is an great tool for identifying cysts which are almost always non cancerous. ...Read more
I have cyst on my parotid gland (deep lobe). It has been identified as a benign lesion with cystic degeneration. What are the suggested treatments?
Parotid cyst: This really depends on how bothersome it is and how it looks. If its painful or looks terrible then it can be removed. You already know its benign. ...Read more
Is it possible for me to develope a cyst or a tumor on the floor of my mouth if I have a cyst or tumor on both of my parotid gland, what do this mean?
Don't worry: It's not clear what is wrong with your parotid (salivary) glands, but cancer is very rare in this area and cancer usually doesn't occur on both glands at the same time. So I'm not worried. Parotid glands can get enlarged for many non-cancer reasons. You can also develop stones in them. See a dentist or doctor if you have a lump in your mouth. ...Read more
I have a cyst mass on one of my parotid gland nd 2 little tiny lumps or bumps in my mouth1 on the bottom of my lips nd the other in my cheeks what dis?
I'm 27 years old nd I have growth cyst or tumor in both parotid gland nd on the floor of the mouth nd I'm so afraid that it cancer please help me?
2B brave act brave: Your real question is, "how do I get the courage to get it seen? " it is probably not cancer at your age and with this presentation, if so it's likely curable (we cure 2 of 3 today) but you're going to need to steel yourself and make a doctor's appointment. This is where your best friend comes in handy -- tell him/her, make the phone call, and ask him/her to accompany you. Cheers. ...Read more
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?
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 ...Read more
I have a cyst on both parotid gland nd a lesion on the floor of the mouth n a mucocoele bottom of my lips n torus malibrularis inside my gums what dis?
A torus mandibularis is a slow growing bony growth on the inside of the lower jaw bone.
Typically they are little more than an annoyance and require no treatment unless they interfere with the placement of a denture or if they are subject to irritation and ulceration from repeated trauma. ...Read more
Is it possible that I develope a cyst in my right parotid gland becouse I sleep with my hearing aid in my right ear everynight when I go to bed?
I don't think so: I do not believe the two are related. They are really not that close. It would be more likely to form a blockage of the parotid gland duct. Make sure you are not experiencing dry mouth on just that side of your mouth. ...Read more
They found a complex cystic mass with multiple septation on my left parotid gland. Do I have a greater risk of having cancer because of this?
Parotid mass: Both benign and malignant parotid tumors can present as a complex cystic mass. In looking at the percentages, 80% of masses in the parotid are benign while only 20% are malignant. Steps in evaluation could include needle aspiration biopsy which allows a look at the cells. This can possibly help to know if the lesion is benign or not. Either way, usually recommend removal of most parotid masses. ...Read more
I have a cystic mass in right my parotid gland nd I get headache on my right side is there my need to worry bout the worst which is possible of cancer?
May or mat not be: Your head ache may or may not be related to the cystic mass of parotid gland. Cystic lesion could be benign cyst adenoma (or degeneration in a benign mixed tumor) a rare cyst-adenocarcinoma., need investigation, most likely will need removal. Speak to your doctor, and plan the treatment ...Read more
Poss. Cancer? US of Right parotid gland. Complex abnormal cystic lesion. Demonstrates internal debris & septations w/vascularity. Etiology uncertain.
Complex cystic hypoechoic nodules right parotid gland with internal vascular septations &calcifications Echogenic foci Biopsy in future. Inconclusive?
Parotid mass: Your doctor will probably want an FNA, fine needle aspiration to obtain cells that can be examined by a pathologist. Probably will be benign but your ENT may suggest it be completely excised. ...Read more
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
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
I have bad headaches that start w/ parotid gland swelling/pain & develop quickly. They go away after 2 hours or so. What is the connection? Cause?
If sure its Parotid: If the parotid gland intermittently swells and then resolves, especially if swells when seeing food, it is quite diagnostic for an obstruction in or more likely in the glands duct, called stenson's duct. It is called commonly a sialolith. Good luck! ...Read more
Cushings Disease: There are many conditions that can be related to the question you are asking. It is best to see your internist for a thorough evaluation and diagnosis. For more information regarding cushings syndrome you might check - neurosurgery. Stanford. Edu/pituitary/cushings_syndrome. Html and for salivary cortisol see: macses. Ucsf. Edu/research/allostatic/pdf/faqs-salivcort. Pdf. ...Read more
Hello! I'm 20 yrs old Male from egypt n I've 1ml stone on Lt duct of parotid gland that causes inflammation n swelling repeatedly. What should I do?
Need to see ENT: You need to see ear nose and throat doctor they take care of this kind of the problem do not ignore it it can turn serious by causing infection so go and see a doctor good luck bilsalameh ...Read more
Have painful, very swollen parotid gland, wcc and virus studies normal. Ultrasound revealed whole gland swelling, no stones. Causes?
Not enuf info: Need to know how long this has been going on, whether WBC is normal or not, whether biopsy has been suggested, etc. Sounds as if you have been going through a progressive detailed evaluation and suggest you continue with this knowledgeable physician. ...Read more