Salivary gland biopsy. Dr. Made an incision no salivary glands. Dr said may have atrophied did 2nd incision & found glands. Is it consistnt sjogrens?

A normal occurrence. I assume it was a lip biopsy. The initial biopsy just had no glands in it. Glands are scattered in the lip and it is not unusual for a biopsy to not contain any glands. They did not atrophy. That is nonsense.

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What is the definition or description of: salivary gland biopsy?

Sample. It is a way to take a part of the salivary gland tissue for an examination under the microscope. It is then examined by a pathologist such as i for signs of a disease. Read more...
Saliva gland sample. Often done as a needle biopsy, if taken from a salivary gland can be useful with other diagnostic data to diagnose or rule out glandular cancer or other glandular disorders, especially in the aid of diagnosing sjogren's syndrome. I believe an ENT doctor to be the correct specialist to consult with. Read more...
Tissue sample. A surgical procedure to procure tissue from the gland to make a diagnosis so that proper treatment can follow. Read more...
Sample of Gland. One method of salivary gland biopsy is a needle biopsy. A needle is inserted into the gland. A piece of tissue or cells are removed and placed on slides, which are sent to a laboratory for examination. Another type is a surgical procedure to remove a larger section of the gland to evaluate. Read more...
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Does having sjogrens syndrome mean my immune system is destroying my salivary glands?

Too some extent.... In sjogren's, all exocrine water producing glands are hit. For many that is most readily recognized as decreased saliva and tears. But the speed and variability of sjogren's is quite striking. Most patients have very mild disease. I use plaquenyl and oral gold. Steroids may help. For more severe disease, a drug called Rituxan (rituximab) is waiting. Read more...
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Why does atrophy of kidney or salivary gland takes place when there is an obstruction of ureter?

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