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What are cysts of the salivary glands?

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Cysts can develop in the salivary glands if injuries, infections, tumors, or salivary stones block the flow of saliva.Some babies are born with cysts in the parotid gland due to a problem with the development of the ears. It can appear as a blister or soft, raised area. Cysts may interfere with eating and speaking.

From: Salivary Gland Problems WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Medical University of South Carolina: "Sialendoscopy: A Minimally-Invasive Option for Salivary Gland Stones and Blockage."

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center: "Salivary Gland Disease and Tumors."

The University of Dental Branch at Houston: "DENF 4801 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery IV Advanced Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Monograph."

University of California, San Francisco, department of medicine: "Parotitis."

Sjögren's Syndrome Foundation: "What is Sjögren's Syndrome?"

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on January 15, 2018

SOURCES:

Medical University of South Carolina: "Sialendoscopy: A Minimally-Invasive Option for Salivary Gland Stones and Blockage."

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center: "Salivary Gland Disease and Tumors."

The University of Dental Branch at Houston: "DENF 4801 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery IV Advanced Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Monograph."

University of California, San Francisco, department of medicine: "Parotitis."

Sjögren's Syndrome Foundation: "What is Sjögren's Syndrome?"

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on January 15, 2018

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