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MEET THE DOCTORS 2018

Dr. Hamilton and Dr. Osborne will be in:

 
New York City: July
Orlando: July
Houston: July
Europe: August
The Effect of Bulimia on the Parotid Gland
Figure 1: Illustration depicting the parotid gland and the closely associated branches of the facial nerve.

The Effect of Bulimia on the Parotid Gland

The parotid gland is the largest of three salivary glands in the human body and is partly responsible for the production of saliva which contains enzymes that function to lubricate…

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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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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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Parotid Gland Surgery – Treatment of Complications
Figure 1. A painful neuroma can be seen during corrective surgery. This neuroma was the source of severe neck pain for the patient. Note how the neuroma is attached to the normal nerve branches that were severed during the previous surgery.

Parotid Gland Surgery – Treatment of Complications

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…

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