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Salivary Gland Tumor Surgery

Best Salivary Gland Tumor Surgery in India

A salivary gland tumor is a growth of uncontrollable abnormal cells in the salivary ducts or salivary glands of a person. These growths can be non-cancerous or benign and cancerous both. In fact, benign growth can change or develop into a cancerous or malignant tumor with time. Especially when benign tumors are left untreated for a long time. Salivary glands tumors and their malignant abnormal growth is a rare occurrence in patients. However, benign growth or tumors are more common than cancerous ones. Get these salivary ducts checked and diagnosed at a clinic nearby to rule out their malignant nature.


Salivary glands are present in pairs, below ears, under the jaws, and under the chin. There are several tiny glands as well around lips, cheeks, etc. These salivary glands are responsible for producing saliva to keep the oral cavity clean, moistened, and healthy. Furthermore, keeping the teeth healthy and clean. Consult about the present symptoms at our clinics in Mumbai. Be it benign or malignant, tumors’ signs and indications often involve a lump or growth. Here are some evident signs and symptoms of salivary tumor:

  • Formation of a lump-like swelling around the oral cavity, where there are salivary glands present.
  • Changing rate of growth in swelling and surrounding areas.
  • Numbness around the salivary glands or the sides of the face of the patient. Sometimes resulting in an inability to move one side of the face.
  • Difficulty in swallowing or opening the mouth wide open.
  • Firm benign growth around salivary gland that is soft to touch and sometimes painful.


Salivary glands tumor diagnosis requires specific screening and examination by an expert dentist at our clinics in Mumbai or a doctor specializing in the field. Our top dentists at The Esthetic Clinics in India make sure that a thorough examination is carried out by making sure the diagnosis is proper. Following are associated tests and approaches to salivary gland tumor diagnosis:

  • Sialogram or the x-ray scan of the salivary gland to rule out tumor formation or swelling.
  • Checking lymph nodes at our clinics by performing a CT scan, MRI, or ultrasound. These tests can give confirmation about growth in the tumor or surrounding nodes of the skin.
  • A biopsy is often suggested by our top cosmetic surgeon or dentist to distinguish between the tumor type. To find out whether the tumor or growth is malignant or benign in nature.
  • Sialendoscopy is a surgical procedure that can identify the details about smaller tumors that might be ignored because of their tiny size. This minimally invasive treatment is done at our clinics in Mumbai by an expert cosmetic surgeon in India to rule out the possibility of future growth or possible advanced skin cancer stage diagnosis of salivary gland tumor.

Salivary Gland Tumor Treatment

Salivary gland tumors require medical intervention whether it is benign or malignant. More so because the benign or not cancerous type of salivary gland tumor can turn into malignant tumors over time. Therefore, salivary gland tumor removal in India requires prompt diagnosis and due treatment by expert surgeons in the field.

Salivary gland tumor removal for malignant tumors requires a specially trained top surgeon of The Esthetic Clinic to treat the issue at hand with much ease and success rate. Surgical removal of salivary gland tumors at a clinic nearby is required for a patient diagnosed with the tumor. Our best cosmetic surgeon would perform the surgical removal of malignant melanoma based on the location of the tumor and the size using a surgical procedure. The treatment is responsible for treating the various sizes and shapes along with the related complexities of the treatment.

Such surgeries for salivary gland tumors might require using another treatment in combination to treating the infection or cancerous growth. Sialendoscopy procedure for the tumor can become a helpful tool to get faster results as well making minimal invasion around the tumors. The procedure of sialendoscopy can help in rebuilding salivary ducts as well.

Salivary Gland Tumor Types

Salivary gland tumors might start as a harmless growth to irregular and advanced skin cancerous growth on the skin. There are several types of salivary gland tumor for both benign or malignant.

  1. Noncancerous growth:

Noncancerous growth or tumors around the salivary glands can include the following types in India:

  • Pleomorphic adenoma
  • Canalicular
  • Oncocytoma tumor
  • Basal cell adenoma
  • Warthin tumor growths,
  1. Cancerous Growth or malignant :

Cancerous growth around the salivary glands can start as benign and turn cancerous over time. Here are some of the common cancerous types of salivary gland tumors and growths:

  • Mucous filled or Mucoepidermoid carcinoma cancer.
  • Adenoid cystic carcinoma cancer growth in nerves.
  • Acinic-cell carcinoma or Adenocarcinoma cancer.
  • Slow growing Polymorphous Cancer. Adenocarcinoma not otherwise stated.
  • Clear cell tumor cancer.
  • Malignant mixed tumor
  • Oncocytic carcinoma in salivary glands.

Risks & Complications

Salivary glands tumors risk and complications include various factors and related attributes. Here some common factors that can increase the chances of getting salivary gland tumors:

  • Age

Salivary gland tumors are known to develop at any age in patients diagnosed with the same. However, diagnosis results suggest that older adults are more prone to getting salivary glands tumors.

  • Exposure To Radiation

Like with most cancers, the main cause lies in exposure to UV rays or extreme intolerance towards radiation from other radiation inclusive treatments like cancer chemotherapy, radiation therapy, etc. Such exposure to radiation can increase salivary gland tumors risk.

  • Substance Exposure

Like radiation to certain chemicals or rays can make a person more prone to getting salivary gland tumors, specific substances can also increase the risks. Many work profiles or jobs that are associated with rubber manufacturing, plumbing, mining, etc. are found to be more prone to salivary gland tumors.

Causes Of Salivary Gland Tumor

Tumors found in salivary glands are rare in occurrence. Therefore, even lesser studies and data are available to support medical claims on salivary gland tumors causes. It can start as an innocent growth of cells around the salivary glands or inside them to mutate or change their DNA design to become uncontrollable and cancerous. DNA of a cell is the guiding light for those cells, guiding the cells to grow and what to do. Precisely. Mutation in DNA can cause the cells to grow at an abnormal rate uncontrollably.

The instruction stored on every DNA design is responsible for the proper functioning of cell generation and power growth. Mutation or changes in DNA design can instruct abnormal cells growth. These abnormal cells growth can eat away healthy cells, grow rapidly and can spread or materialize on thriving abnormal cell growth. These cancer cells can infect other nearby areas as well as other location of the body parts.

When To Consult A Doctor?

Like the wise man says, it is crucial to consult our expert doctors at The Esthetic Clinics to identify the root cause and severity of the cancerous growth in the salivary glands of a patient. The patient should be aware of their abnormal growth and condition of salivary glands. Any firmness or pain in the mouth can invite a host of problems. Getting a thorough investigation and diagnosis at our clinics in Mumbai is important.

Difficulty in eating, opening or closing the mouth, swallowing, etc. can lead to various underlying problems. Prompt diagnosis by our experts at The Esthetic Clinics would ensure there is early diagnosis in case of salivary glands tumor.

Firm yet significant growth or lump inside the oral cavity of a patient can be a cancerous growth. Look for any abnormal growth that prolongs for over weeks or increases in size and changes shape. Most such growth has rare chances of being cancerous. However, staying on toes to rule out the possibility can help a patient stay one step ahead of a cancerous salivary gland tumor. Surgical removal of non-cancerous tumors diagnosed in time might often be enough to fix the condition. Regular follow-up of the treatment would ensure a successful cure of the problem.

What To Expect From The Doctor?

Patients should note that every disease requires prompt diagnosis and evaluation to start the timely treatment of the problem. Similarly, diagnosis of the tumor followed by evaluation by our top salivary gland tumor experts in India would ensure that the right steps are taken at the right time to treat the issue. Discussing the problems in detail can help patient and doctor both know more about the best treatment options. Dr. Debraj Shome, founder and a celebrity cosmetic surgeon himself, has the best team of doctors trained in the treatment of salivary gland tumors in India. 

The Esthetic Clinics in India is proud to be able to diagnose and treat salivary gland tumors and disorders efficiently. A national leader in providing top-notch aesthetic services to its patient, The Esthetic Clinics in India has created a niche for itself. Dr. Debraj Shome has innumerable accolades to prove his extensively successful track record of performing corrective surgeries worldwide. Call and book your consultation right away to get on board to discuss everything there is to know about the treatment options of salivary gland tumors in Mumbai.

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Dr Debraj Shome- Best Plastic, Cosmetic & Oculoplastic Surgeon in Mumbai, India

Dr. Debraj Shome

Best Plastic, Cosmetic & Oculoplastic Surgery in Mumbai, India

Dr. Debraj Shome is Director and Co founder of The Esthetic Clinics. He has been rated amongst the top surgeons in India by multiple agencies. The Esthetic Clinics patients include many international and national celebrities who prefer to opt for facial cosmetic surgery and facial plastic surgery in Mumbai because The Esthetic Clinics has its headquarters there.

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