Sialendoscopy is a surgical procedure that involves the insertion of a thin tube with a tiny camera into the duct (tiny channels) of a salivary gland for diagnosis or treatment purposes. How long will a sialendoscopy take depends on factors such as the type of anesthesia given (local or general) and the purpose for which it is performed. Read more: How long does a Sialendoscopy take? Article
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Salivary Gland Cancer
Salivary gland cancer is cancer that affects the parotid glands, sublingual glands, or the submandibular glands. Risk factors include older age, radiation therapy treatment to head or neck, and being exposed to certain substances at work. Signs include fluid draining from the ear, pain, numbness, weakness, trouble swallowing, and a lump. Treatment depends upon the stage of the cancer and usually involves surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, or radiosensitizers.
What Are the Signs of Salivary Gland Cancers?
Salivary gland tumors are abnormal growths of cells in the salivary glands. They can arise from any of the salivary glands. Salivary gland cancers are rare. Benign (noncancerous) growths of the salivary glands are more common.
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