Salivary gland masses & tumours
There are four distinct types of salivary glands in our head and necks are assisting our eating and digestion. They are namely parotid, submandibular, sublingual, and minor salivary glands of the oral cavity as shown below.
Salivary gland problems are multifactorial, but they can be broadly classified into INFECTIONS, STONES, and TUMOURS. Most require a combination of medical and surgical treatment. Surgery requires imaging and pre operative planning to achieve cure.
Salivary pseudo cyst or Ranula
Intra-operative inside the mouth view of the cyst prior to removal
Parotid tumour in a 60 year old female
Operative view of parotid tumour
Specialist ENT Surgeon
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160 Gillies Avenue
Epsom, Auckland 1005
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