Category Archives: Neck

What are salivary stones?

In our body, we have three pairs of salivary glands in the head and neck area. They typically do the job of creating saliva, and then releasing it into our mouth to maintain moisture. Some of this is released on a steady pace to keep regular moisture. The saliva is also produced in spurts during […]


What is a lipoma?

A lipoma is generally a benign growth of fatty material within the body. In general, the body’s storage of fat is related to the amount of energy intake versus output of energy with activity. However, occasionally, a piece of fatty tissue can lose its regulation to what is going on with the rest of the […]


What is a Branchial Cleft Cyst?

The human neck includes multiple blood vessels, muscles, bones, as well as our breathing and swallowing components. During the first few weeks of development of an embryo, the precursor of our neck is actually more similar to the gills on the fish. In fish embryos, these same structures eventually do develop into mature gills. However, […]


What is a Thyroid Goiter?

A thyroid goiter refers to an enlarged thyroid gland. The thyroid gland is a hormone gland, which is situated in the lower part of the neck. Similar to the shape of a butterfly or a bowtie, it has a left and a right side connected with a smaller central area. Generally, it should not be […]


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