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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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Frey’s Syndrome – Facial sweating and flushing
Figure 1A: Between the ear and dotted line demarcates a parotid and fascial defect from a previous surgery. Figure 1B: Placement of a graft to correct the parotid defect and prevent or treat Frey’s syndrome.

Frey’s Syndrome – Facial sweating and flushing

  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,…

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Salivary Gland Stones Treatment: Lithotripsy
Figure: Left - CT scan of the head with a visible stone in the right parotid salivary gland. Right – Lithotripsy patient undergoing procedure.

Salivary Gland Stones Treatment: Lithotripsy

  Is lithotripsy an option for the treatment of salivary stones? Question: My ENT doctor diagnosed me with “sialolithiasis”, a salivary gland stone. Before my diagnosis, I periodically noticed that…

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