Latest Parotid gland Stories
Top Salivary Gland Surgeon Babak Larian, MD, FACS Discusses Possible Link Between Agent Orange Exposure and Salivary Gland Cancer Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) May
Salivary gland surgeon Babak Larian, MD, FACS, Director of the CENTER for Advanced Salivary Gland Cancer, discusses the importance of early detection of, and treatment for, salivary gland cancer
Researchers believe they may have found a way to avoid damaging salivary glands during radiotherapy treatment for head and neck cancer – a discovery that could improve the quality of life of 500,000 patients a year worldwide with the disease.
An Israeli health report says the sharp rise of salivary gland cancer could be linked to the growing use of mobile phones. The report focused on oral cavity cancer in Israel from 1970 to 2006, Haaretz said Thursday. Researchers expressed concern over the increase of malignant growth in parotid glands, located under the ear, the report said.
Cleveland's LeBron James had successful surgery Tuesday to remove a benign growth near the right side of his jaw. The five-hour procedure, removed a growth of the parotid (salivary) gland. James is recovering at the Cleveland Clinic.
Salivary diagnostics has come of age. In a mere six years, research supported by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) has sprung to the forefront of basic, translational, and clinical research.
An Israeli scientist, Dr. Siegal Sadetzki, has found a link between cell phone usage and the development of tumors. She and her colleagues found that heavy cell phone users were subject to a higher risk of benign and malignant tumors of the salivary gland.
Salivary glands are glands that produce both saliva and the enzyme that turns starch into maltose, called amylase. Formation and Orientation There are five separate glands that make up the salivary gland system. First, the parotid gland is the largest of the salivary glands, secreting saliva through Stensen’s ducts to help with the breakdown of food in the mouth (mastication). The submandibular glands are situated beneath the lower jaws over the digastric muscles. This gland secretes...