28th August 2018

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Is Parotidectomy major surgery?

A parotidectomy is the surgical excision (removal) of the parotid gland, the major and largest of the salivary glands. The procedure is most typically performed due to neoplasms (tumors), which are growths of rapidly and abnormally dividing cells.

What are the signs of salivary gland cancer?

Signs and symptoms of a salivary gland tumor may include:
  • A lump or swelling on or near your jaw or in your neck or mouth.
  • Numbness in part of your face.
  • Muscle weakness on one side of your face.
  • Persistent pain in the area of a salivary gland.
  • Difficulty swallowing.
  • Trouble opening your mouth widely.
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