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What causes sublingual gland to swell? My daughter has an

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What causes sublingual gland to swell? My daughter has an swollen sublingual gland for the second time. The first time she has an outpatient surgery. What can I do about, I am just hoping that it is not cancer material?
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. German replied 9 years ago.

Right now ,Customer , you are taking the right steps , consulting an ENT specialist who will evaluate your daughter and give her the appropriate treatment .

There is no need to be concerned , I tell you this because the most common cause of sublingual gland inflammation :

it is the sublingual gland duct obstruction , mainly by stones that block the saliva fluid flow . This is the main cause of sublingual gland inflammation.

other causes of sublingual gland swelling are : infections and the less probable cause , the presence of a mass or tumorous lesion( with the biopsy the doctor will be able to determine if the lesion is benign or malignant ) .

The doctor will perform some tests : a needle biopsy , a dental X-rays and CAT scan or MRI studies .

With these tests , the doctor will be able to determine the specific cause of this sublingual gland swelling , to give her the appropriate treatment .

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