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What are the tests for salivary gland disorders?

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Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: Not many

Generally a good history from the patient and physical exam will get an appropriate diagnosis.
Sometimes lab work is helpful if a systemic problem is suspected (sjogren's syndrome), and ultrasound or ct or other x-rays can help if salivary stones or tumors are a concern.

In brief: Not many

Generally a good history from the patient and physical exam will get an appropriate diagnosis.
Sometimes lab work is helpful if a systemic problem is suspected (sjogren's syndrome), and ultrasound or ct or other x-rays can help if salivary stones or tumors are a concern.
Dr. Mike Bowman
Dr. Mike Bowman
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Dr. Ronald Achong
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: A few

Ct scan, mri, fine needle aspirate, biopsy procedures.
Depending on the findings by your doctor different test will be recommended. However usually a radiology study will be performed.

In brief: A few

Ct scan, mri, fine needle aspirate, biopsy procedures.
Depending on the findings by your doctor different test will be recommended. However usually a radiology study will be performed.
Dr. Ronald Achong
Dr. Ronald Achong
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