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Salivary gland biopsy

Salivary gland biopsy

Salivary gland biopsy: A salivary gland biopsy is the removal of a small piece of salivary gland tissue for microscopic examination to identify abnormal cells or signs of infection; the sample will most likely be taken by fine needle aspiration.

Salivary gland biopsy: Other Names

Other names for Salivary gland biopsy include:

  • Biopsy-salivary gland

Symptoms Associated with Salivary gland biopsy

These symptoms may be diagnosed by, screened for, or associated with Salivary gland biopsy:

  • Mass or lump on face, neck, or mouth that does not recede
  • Pain in one place on face, neck, or mouth that does not recede
  • Trouble swallowing
  • Reduced saliva
  • Excessive saliva

Diseases Associated with Salivary gland biopsy

These diseases or medical conditions may be diagnosed by, screened for, or associated with Salivary gland biopsy:

  • Salivary gland cancer, primary and metastatic
  • Sialitis (infection and inflammation)
  • Salivary gland cysts
  • Sjogren's syndrome

Basic Information: Salivary gland biopsy

Disease or Condition count: 0; see list of conditions below. These are the diseases or medical conditions in which the medical test 'Salivary gland biopsy' may be involved.

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