The Parotid salivary gland lies just in front of the ear and the submandibular salivary glands lies under the mandible. The glands produce saliva when we eat. Most lumps in the salivary gland are benign and include swelling resulting from the formation of stones which block the drainage of saliva into the mouth. Benign tumours of the salivary gland require assessment usually with a needle biopsy and ultrasound scan or MRI scan. Malignant tumours of the salivary gland are rare, but when encountered need discussion with a panel of experts in the regional Head and Neck multidisciplinary team meeting, of which Mr Spraggs is a Core member.

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The North Hampshire ENT Partnership is a team of consultants specialising in a wide spectrum of diseases and disorders that affect the Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) including snoring and sleep disorders, cosmetic and skin surgery.


Our surgeons provide specialist care by drawing from the 50 plus years of combined NHS experience and the many areas of individual specialist expertise available within the partnership.


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