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Salivary Gland Tumor

Salivary gland tumor is the abnormal growth of the cells within the gland or in the duct draining the gland. These growth may be benign (not cancerous) or malignant (cancerous). They are rare and often present as a painless swelling, and the growth may obstruct the duct or impair salivary production.

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A lump at the end of my left tooth's floor is causing pain. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,I could feel a small node on the floor of my left tooth at the end. I think it has been there for a long time. It did not cause any trouble previously but now it is giving me trouble. It really hurts. It looks very small in size in the morning and then gradually it gets bigger during the d...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandeep Menon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. As per the details given by you, it can be an antibioma, an infection extending to the pulp of the tooth that gives rise to an enlarged lymph node, a salivary gland stone, or a tumor. An X-ray alone will not help in diagn...  Read Full »

I had a lump under my lip, which grew after surgery. Why so?

Query: Hello doctor, A few weeks ago, a yellowish, firm, dome-shaped smooth lump started to grow under my lower lip. It was visible only after pulling the lip down. My oral and maxillofacial surgeon suspected it could be a minor salivary gland tumor, so he removed the lesion with the salivary gland and sen...  Read Full »

Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop

Answer: Hello, Welcome to All benign and malignant oral cavity tumors have very similar features; hence, a biopsy is needed when we suspect a tumor in the initial visit, irrespective of the color. We cannot establish a confirmative diagnosis unless the cell type is studied under the microscope...  Read Full »

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