The parotid is a salivary gland that is situated below and behind the earlobe and close to the bone of the lower jaw i.e. the mandible. It is divided into superficial and deep lobes by the facial nerve which traverses the gland and different branches exit at the anterior border of the parotid.
Common parotid tumors are pleomorphic adenomas and Warthin’s tumor which are typically slow-growing and benign tumors. They present as slow-growing lumps just below and behind the earlobe which may be present for months to years before the patient notices them. Adenoid cystic carcinoma and mucoepidermoid carcinomas are low-grade and less aggressive cancers which can be formed in the parotid gland and are similar in presentation with the benign tumors. Look for the best Parotid Tumors Cancer Treatment in Pune.
Surgical excision is the mainstay of the Parotid Tumors Cancer Treatment in Pune. Imaging of the tumor in the form of a CT scan may be done in some but not all cases of parotid tumors. Identifying, safeguarding and preserving the main trunk and all 5 branches of the facial nerve which traverses through the parotid gland is a skillful job required to be done in parotidectomy so that there is no facial asymmetry after the surgery.
Removal of lymph nodes in the neck in the form of neck dissection is also another Parotid Tumors Cancer Treatment in Pune that may be required in malignant tumors of the parotid.
All these types of tumors can also be found in submandibular salivary glands which are located just below the lower jawbone and in minor salivary glands which are found in the palate and oral cavity. Surgical excision of the tumor is the best Parotid Tumors Cancer Treatment in Pune.
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