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Archive: Throat & Neck

Salivary Glands

The salivary glands, located in the mouth and throat, are responsible for producing saliva to keep your food moist, making it easier to chew and swallow. Saliva also aids in digestion, keeps your teeth from decaying, and contains antibodies that keep your mouth clean and germ-free. Disorders of the salivary glands can interfere with these […]

Neck Mass

Neck masses usually form in the squamous cells lining the inside of the mouth, nose, and throat. When cancerous, they are highly curable if detected early, and often respond well to surgery or radiation treatment. Masses in the neck need to be evaluated. Some patients receive CT scan and needle biopsies to help with diagnosis. […]

Neck Surgery

Masses in the neck need to be evaluated. Some patients receive CT scan and needle biopsies to help with diagnosis. Branchial cleft cysts, thyroglossal duct cysts, suspicious lymph nodes and tumors are usually require neck surgery. Neck Disorders The salivary glands located in the neck can become diseased with infection, tumors and salivary stones or […]

Cough

Cough, throat clearing, postnasal drip and the sensation of a lump in the throat are manifestations of inflammation of the voice box or larynx. Cough is one of the top ten symptoms that brings patients to the doctor’s office. When present more than a month it is considered chronic, since long-acting inflammatory compounds called leukotrienes […]

Hoarseness

Hoarseness is an abnormally deep or harsh voice that may sound raspy, scratchy, breathy, or strained. There may be changes in volume or pitch. It’s usually the result of irritation or injury to the vocal cords, and can be caused by a number of different conditions. When we speak, our vocal cords vibrate as air […]

Throat Surgery

There are a variety of surgical procedures for patients experiencing throat problems that cannot be helped with medications or other treatment. Dr. Rosner is skilled in performing tonsillectomies, adenoidectomies, thyroidectomies, laryngectomies, and tracheostomies, among others. It should be noted that most throat surgery is performed only in cases involving a chronic sore throat, tonsillitis, adenoiditis […]