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What is parotid neoplasms?

What is parotid neoplasms?

Below: The parotid glands are the largest salivary glands in humans and are frequently involved in disease processes. Approximately 25% of parotid masses are nonneoplastic; the remaining 75% are neoplastic. Nonneoplastic causes of parotid enlargement include cysts, parotitis, lymphoepithelial lesions associated with AIDS, collagen vascular diseases, and benign hypertrophy. Benign hypertrophy is encount

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What are parotid glands?

What are parotid glands?

Salivary gland: The parotid glands are paired salivary glands. They are the biggest of the major salivary glands (others are submandibular glands and sublingual glands). The parotid gland is located below your ear, extends forward underneath the skin of your neck, and travels inferiorly to your neck.

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What can be done with parotid tumors?

What can be done with parotid tumors?

Parotid: Typically a parotid tumor might be aspirated by fna to determine the nature of the lesion and to assist the surgeon in planning for any possible surgery.

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How do I make a swollen parotid go down?

How do I make a swollen parotid go down?

Sialadenitis: Is the swelling of a salivary gland. It could come from a stone blocking the exit of saliva which in turn causes the gland and then the surrounding tissues will swell too! I would recommend drinking lots of water, then grab some sour hard candies and while sucking on these candies, massage the swollen gland with a warm wash cloth. If this doesn't do the job, then see your ENT for abx and steroids.

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Procedure to cure reccuring parotid abcess?

Procedure to cure reccuring parotid abcess?

Go to your doctor: The first thing you'll need to do is go to your doctor so you can have a definitive diagnosis. From the diagnosis, your doctor can formulate a treatment plan to treat your parotid abscess.

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Myfather is 58 ysold, recently hedeveloped a small rounded swelling in the left parotid, he has no associated symptoms, what could it be& required invest?

Myfather is 58 ysold, recently hedeveloped a small rounded swelling in the left parotid, he has no associated symptoms, what could it be& required invest?

Parotid mass: Hello, lesions within the parotid gland do indeed require further investigation. A trip to yourent doctor will help identify what you are dealing with. 80% of the masses within the parotid are benign in nature so odds are with you that it isn't a malignancy. Regardless, it must be evaluated with possible imagery, biopsy and excision.

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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.

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What is the treatment for parotid blockage?

What is the treatment for parotid blockage?

Several: Parotid glands produce saliva, and are located bilaterally in front the ear. They send salivary fluid along stenson's duct to the high cheek areas in the inside of mouth. Blockage can be just forming or a hard stone (sialolith) try to milk the saliva out by firmly pressing and rolling along to duct orafice in mouth. Surgery can be done if far from gland itself. If it is near, possible nerve damage.

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Can you decrease enlarged parotid glands?

Can you decrease enlarged parotid glands?

Wrong Diabetes: The most common cause for enlarged parotid glands is Insulin resistance. Remember the first stage of carb metabolism is "amylase" produced by the salivary glands. 25% of the population is severely Insulin resistant. To imply a surgical correction of hypertrophied parotids is ridculous. Parotid hypertophy is associated with metabolic syndrome., cure: diet and metformin.

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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?

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What to do about infection in parotid glandsanyone?

What to do about infection in parotid glandsanyone?

Salivary glands: Depending on type of infection, viral, mumps or bacterial from dehydration, candy in mouth (sour)hydration, and later antibiotic, if worsening symptoms, for viral need tests, hydration and pain control

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What can cause the parotid glands to become painful?

What can cause the parotid glands to become painful?

Stones...masses: Inflammatory processes inside the parotid gland can cause pain. This can be from a stone/sludge blocking the drainage system or from a lump in the gland from a tumor. Positive signs- reapidly developing swelling, pain, foul taste in the mouth when you press on the face. Bad signs- change in the movement of the face muscles, trouble swallowing. Get checked out by an ENT soon.

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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.

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How can I make my permanently enlarged parotid glands go down without meds?

How can I make my permanently enlarged parotid glands go down without meds?

Difficult: Enlarged parotid glands are difficult to decrease in size. Drinking lots of water helps to prevent saliva backup and may help a little.

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Is it normal to feel your parotid glands and one side to be a bit bigger than the other?

Is it normal to feel your parotid glands and one side to be a bit bigger than the other?

Might be.: Sometimes this is the case. If there is anything suspicious or this seems to be progressive you should see your doc for an exam.

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FNAC right parotid. Microscopy shows that smears are haemorrhagic and show fixation artifacts. Help.

FNAC right parotid. Microscopy shows that smears are haemorrhagic and show fixation artifacts. Help.

Nothing about the: Information you provide is alarming. The fine needle aspiration has not revealed anything helpful and is not diagnostic. Hemorrhage/bleeding is not unusual; it may even have been caused by the insertion of the needle. Fixation artifact simply means there is disruption of the tissue due to fixation/preparing the material for the microscope. Probably needs repeating...discuss with Doc. Good wishes:)

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I am in my early 80s. Parotid mass removal has been prescribed. If it's not removed, what is my life expectancy?

I am in my early 80s. Parotid mass removal has been prescribed. If it's not removed, what is my life expectancy?

Parotid mass: Depends on what the pathology is. If it's just a pleomorphic then not a big deal given your age. You and your surgeon will need to make a decision based on your overall health and risk/benefit ration of the surgery given your advanced age.

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I'm 27 yrs old female I'm I too young to get parotid cancer does age matter when. It comes to this kind of disease?

I'm 27 yrs old female I'm I too young to get parotid cancer does age matter when. It comes to this kind of disease?

Parotid cancer: Cancer can occur at any age. Cancer of the parotid gland is possible in both young and old people. I have treated 7 year olds with parotid cancer. There are different kinds of cancer of the parotid and some are more easily treated than others (some need more than just surgery, like radiation). You should ask your ENT to explain to you what is going on and what are the options for treatment.

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