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Sialography Of The Parotid Gland
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Can hoshimotos automimmune disease of the thyroid make the submandibular glands enlarged? Or any salivary glands enlarged?
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
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
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
Dentist said salivary ducts are clogged in mouth. Submandibular salivary gland increases & decreases in size. Adjacent lymph node swollen. Infection?
Would a sialogram of parotid gland be same as having a ct scan done on gland ? Do they both scan entire parotid gland ? I know sialogram they do dye
No: They are different ways of looking at the gland. They answer different questions. Feel free to consult with me concerning your symptoms. ...Read more
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