Jun 1, 2002
Does radiation therapy carry any significant risks if utilized for swollen salivary glands.Do you think insurance would look at this as a "cosmetic procedure?"Thanks
Response from Dr. Henry
Low dose radiation carries a low risk overall. For documented parotid swelling due to polycystic disease, the cost of the radiation is often picked up by insurance companies (often with some prompting). KH
Swelling...Parotid Glands or Lypodystrophy?
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