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Can a stone that in the parotid gland become a cyst?

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Dr. William Culviner
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: No

A stone in the parotid gland can obstruct salivary flow from the particular duct that is obstructed, then saliva can back up behind the stone creating a swollen dilated portion of the gland which resembles a cyst, called a sialocele.

In brief: No

A stone in the parotid gland can obstruct salivary flow from the particular duct that is obstructed, then saliva can back up behind the stone creating a swollen dilated portion of the gland which resembles a cyst, called a sialocele.
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