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Salivary Gland Surgery: Sialocele Prevention
Figure 1: Special compressive dressings are placed temporarily during healing to reduce the likelihood of fluid leakage into surrounding tissues and subsequent sialocele formation.

Salivary Gland Surgery: Sialocele Prevention

  Can sialocele be prevented when undergoing salivary gland surgery? Question: I have been evaluated for a salivary gland mass by a head and neck surgeon and he has recommended…

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Accessory Parotid Gland Tumor Surgery
Figure 1: Key point comparison of traditional parotidectomy vs. intraoral gland resection.

Accessory Parotid Gland Tumor Surgery

  Is there an alternative to parotidectomy for accessory parotid gland tumor surgery? Question: I recently made an appointment with my primary care physician because I began to experience swelling…

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Sialendoscopy: Removal of Large Stones
Figure 1. Salivary gland stones counted and measured for display after removal from the ductal system via a sialendoscopy procedure performed at the Osborne Head and Neck Institute. After salivary stones are removed they are correlated with stones visualized on a preoperative CT scan.

Sialendoscopy: Removal of Large Stones

  Can large salivary gland stones be removed without surgery? Question: A few weeks ago I started to have pain and swelling along my lower jaw during eating. I also…

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Options After Unsuccessful Sialendoscopy
Figure 1. Salivary gland stones counted and measured for display after removal from the ductal system via a sialendoscopy procedure performed at the Osborne Head and Neck Institute. After salivary stones are removed they are correlated with stones visualized on a preoperative CT scan.

Options After Unsuccessful Sialendoscopy

Can I avoid surgery after a failed sialendoscopy? Question: I have a long history of salivary gland stones and conventional treatments have become ineffective. Recently I developed a large stone…

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