Salivary Gland Surgery
There are three main glands in the mouth that produce saliva: the parotid, submandibular, and sublingual glands. Each of these glands is paired; there is one parotid gland on each side of the head, in front of the ears. The salivary glands can be affected by various diseases, such as mumps, and tumours can also occur. Most salivary tumours are benign (non-cancerous) and slow-growing, but malignant (cancerous) tumours also occur. Benign tumours are at risk of changing to malignant ones. Surgery usually removes the tumour and the affected part of the particular saliva gland, or the tumour and entire gland, under general anaesthetic.
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John Chaplin & Nick McIvor are highly experienced, New Zealand and overseas trained, high volume head and neck surgeons, working in Auckland since . . .
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