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Doctor insights on: Sialography Of The Parotid Gland

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Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
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Sialogram (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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What's the role of salivary glands?

What's the role of salivary glands?

Digestion: Salivary glands secrete saliva which helps the soft mass of chewed food go down the esophagus easily. Saliva contains enzymes which help break down food. Saliva production may be pharmacologically stimulated by pilocarpin, & cevimeline; suppressed by tricyclic antidepressants, ssri, & some antihypertensives. ...Read more

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What is the difference in the function of the prostate gland, cowper's gland and seminal vesicles?

What is the difference in the function of the prostate gland, cowper's gland and seminal vesicles?

Here are some, but..: Behind what we know always hides something we still don't know. Up to now, prostate gland is known to provide fluid as the major part of semen to nurture & protect sperms, Cowper's gland is inside the posteriolateral aspect of the wall of membranous urethra, and seminal vesicles are to store semen and will contract coherently to ejaculate the semen outward. More? Welcome to contact me. ...Read more

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How do I differentiate the mandibular gland and lymph node? Is the gland directly above the neck pulse the mandibular gland?

How do I differentiate the mandibular gland and lymph node? Is the gland directly above the neck pulse the mandibular gland?

It may be hard.: You should be checked, you may have a difficult time discerning between a lymph node or the submandibular gland. If you can simultaneously palpate with one hand the floor of your mouth and the other hand your neck on the same side. You may be able to compress the gland between the two hands. That is one way to feel the submandibular gland. But if you are worried get checked. ...Read more

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What is the function of the sebaceous gland?

What is the function of the sebaceous gland?

Sebaceous Gland: The sebaceous glands are microscopic exocrine glands in the skin that secrete an oily or waxy matter, called sebum, to lubricate and waterproof the skin and hair. When they grow abnormally they can form sebaceous cysts. ...Read more

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What is the fuction of the parathyroid gland?

What is the fuction of the parathyroid gland?

Calcium control: It very precisely controls the blood calcium level at a max of 10.2 mg /100 ml. If calcium rises then PTH drops, if calcium drops then PTH rises to keep in range. ...Read more

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Will an impacted wisdom tooth produce inflammation of the parotid gland?

Will an impacted wisdom tooth produce inflammation of the parotid gland?

Not usually.: You woudd have to have a major facial infection from the tooth to involve the parotid. Most if not all wisdom tooth problems are localized. ...Read more

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What is a hyperfunctioning adenoma of the adrenal gland?

What is a hyperfunctioning adenoma of the adrenal gland?

Secretory: An adrenal adenoma usually does not produce the usual adrenal hormones (corticosteroids or mineralocorticoids) but if does, it is called hyperfunctioning. ...Read more

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Can hoshimotos automimmune disease of the thyroid make the submandibular glands enlarged? Or any salivary glands enlarged?

 Can hoshimotos automimmune disease of the thyroid make the submandibular glands enlarged? Or any  salivary glands enlarged?

Possible: Auto immune etiology is the reason for thyroid disease in Hashimoto's .The same pathology -autoimmune if directed against the salivary glands Vs lymph nodes is possible. But make sure that the thyroid disease is Hashimoto's and not thyroid cancer. ...Read more

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What are the latest treatment of adenocystic carcinoma of salivary glands?

What are the latest treatment of adenocystic carcinoma of salivary glands?

Standard: I searched the nih database over the last decade and found no breakthroughs. This is a difficult tumor that is slow-growing but generally unresponsive to chemotherapy, though surgery may be curative and radiation may give temporary control. See whether you can get into a study. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a salivary gland infection?

What are the symptoms of a salivary gland infection?

Swelling,pain.: Depends upon which salivary gland is infected,you would have swelling & pain.If Parotid glands are infected,you may have swelling at the very back of the cheeks(in front of ears),if sub-mandibular glands are infected,you may have swelling under lower jaw. The pain tends to increase at meal time,& you may have a foul taste in the mouth when the saliva is excreted.Consult an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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What is an MRI of the Bartholin's gland?

What is an MRI of the Bartholin's gland?

Pelvic MRI: Bartholin's glands are located near the opening of the vagina to provide lubrication. These glands can form cysts or get infected. Mri can be helpful in looking for problems with the glands. Rarely, tumors can form in these glands. ...Read more

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What is the role of the Bartholin's gland?

What is the role of the Bartholin's gland?

Let me explain: They secrete mucus to lubricate the vagina and are homologous to bulbourethral glands in males. However, while bartholin's glands are located in the superficial perineal pouch in females, bulbourethral glands are located in the deep perineal pouch in males. ...Read more

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Dentist said salivary ducts are clogged in mouth. Submandibular salivary gland increases & decreases in size. Adjacent lymph node swollen. Infection?

Dentist said salivary ducts are clogged in mouth. Submandibular salivary gland increases & decreases in size. Adjacent lymph node swollen. Infection?

Sialolith: a clogged salivary duct, called a sialolith,can get infected and is treated by an oral surgeon. He will open up the clogged duct ...Read more

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Is the parotid gland affected by chewing tobacco?

Is the parotid gland affected by chewing tobacco?

Not really: It may stimulate extra saliva production but the gland can well afford it... The worries should be related to oral mucosal cancer. Stop chewing! ...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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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

Parotid Gland (Definition)

There are two such glands one in front of each ear. They are the largest saliva producing glands and produce around 75% of the ...Read more