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My doctor is scheduling a parodectomy of a 2.5 inch mass on

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My doctor is scheduling a parodectomy of a 2.5 inch mass on my salivary gland without a biopsy of the mass. Should it be biopsied?
JA: Are you keeping a personal medical record while dealing with this?
Customer: no
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: no
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 8 months ago.

Hello, this is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 8 months ago.

have you had an ultrasound of the parotid mass? what did the ultrasound show?

you should have at least an ultrasound first of the mass to see what that shows.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 8 months ago.

do you have other questions?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I had a cat scan and exam the scan report reads" Probable enhancing mass- within the posterior right superficial parotid lobe neoplasm, such as a pleomorphic adenoma, or a pathologically enlarged intraparotid lymph node. Excision/tissue sampling is recommended.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 8 months ago.

I see.

you can asks your doctor to do a biopsy first before having the surgery.

some surgeons want to schedule you for surgery because they make more money doing surgery

you may eventually need to have have a surgery to have it removed anyway.