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January 15, 2020

My Mouth Is Not Watering: The Perplexing World of Salivary Gland Pathology

By Advancing the Science contributor
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So in mid-January, the holiday season is still fresh in your mind. Quite likely it was a time when you made full use of your senses of smell and taste. Mmmm. Just thinking about cookies baking in the kitchen is enough to get your mouth watering.

So what happens if your mouth doesn't water?

In a new podcast from the Bow Tie Bandit and Mayo Clinic Laboratories, learn about the perplexing work of salivary glands. Benign and malignant salivary gland tumors reveal overlapping clinical and pathologic features, imposing dramatic diagnostic and therapeutic challenges.

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Joaquin Garcia, M.D.

Get behind-the-scenes with Joaquin Garcia, M.D., vice chair of Laboratories in the Division of Anatomic Pathology and medical director of the Histology Laboratory at Mayo Clinic, as he discusses salivary gland tumors and the science behind accurate diagnosis and treatment. In his interview with Justin Kreuter, M.D., (aka the Bowtie Bandit), he also discusses his new book, "The Atlas of Salivary Gland Pathology."


Justin Kreuter, M.D.

My Mouth Is Not Watering is the most recent in a series of podcasts hosted by Dr. Kreuter, discussing various topics related to lab medicine.

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