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The hallmark of Warthin's tumor is swelling of jaw, cheek, mouth, or neck. A positive history of swollen salivary gland and jaw pain is suggestive of Warthin's tumor. The most common symptoms of Warthin's tumor include tinnitus, earache, and blood in saliva.
The hallmark of Warthin's tumor:
- A painless lump in the jaw, cheek, mouth, or neck.
- A positive history of pain in mouth, ear, jaw, throat or neck that does not go away.
- Trouble opening the mouth.
- Numbness in part of the face.
- Weakness in the facial muscles
- Drooping on one side of the face.
Early Warthin's tumor does not have any symptoms. As the tumor grows larger, people may notice one or more of the following symptoms:
- Swollen salivary gland
- Lump near back of lower jaw
- Jaw pain
- Sensation of pressure
- Facial nerve paralysis
- Impaired hearing
- Drooping or weakness of the muscles on one side of your face
- Twitching of muscles on your face
- Problems swallowing and drooling
- Tearing in one eye
- Problems closing an eye
- Blood in the saliva
- Changes to your voice
- Symptoms of salivary gland cancer. Canadian cancer society (2015). http://www.cancer.ca/en/cancer-information/cancer-type/salivary-gland/signs-and-symptoms/?region=bc Accessed on December 14, 2015
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