Have benign parotid gland tumour. Should I go for surgery? - Online Doctor Chats
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below my right ear
May I know your age?
i had consulted a surgeon last year , he said its fine to leave it as it is for another 5 years
as i am also unmarried , he suggested no to risk it now
Since when you were having the swelling?
over the year it has doubled in size
its little painful sometimes like when i have cold
sometimes when i turn
could you please suggest which is the best time to go for surgery
is there any other treatment for it other than surgery
since it was diagnosed as benign, there should be nothing to worry
But since it is increasing in size, surgery would be the right choice
but they say it might cause damage to facial nerves ,
which i am actiually scared about
There are nerves which pass through the parotid gland.
when the tumor keeps growing, it might put a pressure on the nerve
Usually the tumor in salivary glands are pleomorphic adenomas
As you said it is growing, you will have to go for a re-evaluation of the tumor
the previous year when i consulted the doctor said , it was pretty small , so the doctor said it would be difficul to perform surgery.. and its easier when it grows bigger
is this true
Bigger tumors are easier to demarcate.
so what would be the ideal size until which i might not bother abt it
It is not the ideal size that matters in your condition.
Since it is growing, and you have discomfort, it is better to get checked again.
Then the surgeon would be able to decide whether it can be operated now.
could you please suggest a hospital or specialist doctor in bangalore
Where in Bangalore are you located?
near domlur( indiranagar)
place isnt a matter for me , but the right hospital to land in
One of our customer care executives will assist you further in finding a good doctor.
Can you please confirm your phone number?
Are you there, XXXXXX
have you been following what I said?
Thanks for your suggestion and time.
Do you have any other queries
no , thats it
You are welcome XXXXXX.
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