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The salivary gland under my tongue has grown almost to the

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The salivary gland under my tongue has grown almost to the size of my tongue. A biopsy was performed and cancer was not a present. There is no evidence of stones or duct blockages. My ENT has no idea. Do you have any thoughts ?
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Oncology
Expert:  Dr. Rick, MD replied 7 months ago.

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It could be from a viral infection but specialized tests on the biopsy material are required to find this.

You may want to get a second opinion from another ENT doctor along with another biopsy.

It is possible that the biopsy missed something. Also, sometimes, especially when the gland has become as large as yours has, it is perfectly reasonable to remove the entire enlarged gland.

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