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Parotid

Parotidectomy: Deep vs Superficial Lobe

by Rafael Enciso
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What is the Parotid Gland? The parotid gland is a bilateral salivary gland, located on either sides of the mouth and in front of both ears, anatomically it is shaped like an upside-down triangle and lies in front of and below the opening of the ear canal. The facial nerve, which runs through the parotid […]

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Accessory Parotid Gland Tumor Surgery

by Dr. Ryan Osborne
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  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 of my cheek. After some tests and imaging I was told that I had a mass growing near my parotid gland. My doctor referred me […]

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Frey’s Syndrome – Facial sweating and flushing

by Dr. Jason Hamilton
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  Is Frey’s Syndrome an avoidable surgical complication of parotid surgery? Question: I recently had surgery to have my parotid gland removed. I noticed that a short time after surgery, part of my face began to sweat when I would eat and sometimes even shortly before eating. I also noticed flushing over the same part […]

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Adam Yauch and Parotid Cancer: Facts and Myths

by Dr. Ryan Osborne
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  In the wake of the death of Beastie Boys singer Adam Yauch, there have been many questions about parotid cancer.  As a specialist in the treatment of benign and malignant salivary gland disease, this is something that comes into my office on a daily basis.  This tragedy can teach us much about salivary gland […]

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Parotid Gland Surgery – Treatment of Complications

by Dr. Ryan Osborne
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What are some reasons for pain after a parotid surgery? Question: I had a parotidectomy several years ago and I still have pain around my neck incision and it extends to where my parotid gland used to be. The pain is constant and if I push on that area it is excruciating. The surgeon says […]

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Salivary Gland Disease #2: Parotid Cancer and Parotidectomy, a Second Opinion Should Always be Welcomed

by Dr. Ryan Osborne
Los Angeles ENT Doctors

American Health Front (AHF) recently interviewed Dr. Ryan F. Osborne, Director of the Osborne Head and Neck Institute, about advances in parotid tumor treatment. Although relatively a small number of people with cancer have cancer of the salivary gland, those who do develop this face a very difficult choice. In order to remove their tumor, […]

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Salivary Gland Disease #1: Salivary Stones and Sialendoscopy

by Dr. Ryan Osborne
Los Angeles Ear Nose Throat Doctors

View Dr. Ryan Osborne’s television appearance on The Doctors below: Recently, Dr. Ryan F. Osborne, Director of the Division of Head and Neck at the Osborne Head and Neck Institute, was featured on The Doctors show regarding treatment of salivary gland stones and sialendoscopy within the parotid and submandibular glands. Salivary gland stone (Sialolithiasis) is […]

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