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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Sialogram (Overview)

A sialogram is a diagnostic test performed to diagnose blockage of the salivary flow due to stones or strictures. This examination is done by introducing a very thin tube into the opening of the duct and injecting a small amount of liquid and then taking an x-ray.


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What is the definition or description of: sialogram?

What is the definition or description of: sialogram?

Salivary gland test: A sialogram is a diagnostic test performed to diagnose blockage of the salivary flow due to stones or strictures. This examination is done by introducing a very thin tube into the opening of the duct and injecting a small amount of liquid and then taking an x-ray. ...Read more

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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
13 doctors shared insights

Sialogram (Overview)

A sialogram is a diagnostic test performed to diagnose blockage of the salivary flow due to stones or strictures. This examination is done by introducing a very thin tube into the opening of the duct and injecting a small amount of liquid and then taking an x-ray.


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How accurate is a sialogram on finding a tumor in parotid gland .ent says no mass .he thinks just plugged duct.i am nervous about this test coming ?

How accurate is a sialogram on finding a tumor in parotid gland .ent says no mass .he thinks just plugged duct.i am nervous about this test coming ?

Not accurate: The presence of a mass in the parotid gland is suggestive of tumor. About 30% are malignant and on this basis the finding of a mass suggests need for parotidectomy. In actuality the operation is defining facial nerve and lifting gland off nerve so as not to damage it. Associated nodes frequently confirms Ca. A sialogram defines the presence of calculi in the duct system which may block drainage ...Read more

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Parotid gland swells when i eat.Have had sialogram and CT scan , doctor found no blockage or restrictions however face continues to swell ?

Parotid gland swells when i eat.Have had sialogram and CT scan , doctor found no blockage or restrictions however face continues to swell ?

Facial swelling: The parotid or other salivary glands may be involved and infiltrated with inflammatory cells, an autoimmune phenomenon. Often, imaging studies like those mentioned are not helpful at all in identifying this condition. A biopsy of parotid tissue can be done and should be evaluated by an oral pathologist familiar with the typical findings in this condition. ...Read more

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Am I dying?

Am I dying?

We all are: A 3-word question with no details... well, life is short on Earth, regardless of whether a person lives 3 days, 3000 days, or 30,000 days. It is not length of one's life that matters, but the quality of the life lived. The goal is not to live a long life, but to live a good life. Even if a person makes it all the way to age 82, that's only 30,000 days. ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Symptoms?: The most common symptoms of a cold are sneezing, running nose, congestion and scratchy throat. Additional symptoms can be coughing, headaches, mucus dripping down the back of the throat, loss of appetite and fever (in children). ...Read more

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What is asp?

What is asp?

In acupuncture an: Asp is an acupuncture semi-permanent needle. They are made in germany & come in stainless steel, gold, silver & titanium. They are used for auricular (ear) acupuncture. They are usually referred to as "asp's". ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Cold: Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.. Fever/ pain – Acetaminophen / nsaid’s rest! ...Read more

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What is fat?

What is fat?

Stored energy: Fats chemically are organic hydrocarbons chains.They are highly energy dense[fats have a high concentration of carbon energy by weight]fats can be liquid[oil] or solid[eg lard] at room temperature.In man fat is stored primarily in cells called adipocites which are distributed below the skin and in organs. Fat cells have many metabolic effects but their primary metabolic effect is energy storage. ...Read more

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