Parotid Salivary Gland Stones
Parotid Salivary Gland Stones
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The picture below shows a stone in the left Parotid salivary gland duct (Stensen's Duct).  The submandibular salivary gland is the most common salivary gland to form stones.  This is because it has a wide duct and a mucoid saliva which flows up hill.   Stones are rare in the parotid gland since the saliva is serous and the duct flows down hill.   Prevention of stone formation includes plenty of fluids and sialogues, such as a few drops of lemon juice or a dill pickle.    View CT Scan of Parotid Stone

Parotid Salivary Gland Stone
 



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