Head and Neck surgery in Los Angeles, CA

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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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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Diagnosing Salivary Gland Stones
Figure 1. Salivary Gland Stone in left submandibular gland.

Diagnosing Salivary Gland Stones

How are salivary gland stones diagnosed? Question: I had a consultation for swelling in my right cheek that comes and goes when I eat sour foods.  So times it is…

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