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Unexpected discovery of salivary glands deep inside the human head

October 27, 2020

A pair of previously unknown salivary glands has been discovered nestled deep in the back of the visible throat (nasopharynx). This new discovery may help prevent overlooked damage or complications from head and neck cancer radiotherapy. Some time ago, oral surgeon Matthijs Valstar and radiation oncologist Wouter Vogel noticed a pair of unexpected areas of […]

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