Monday, February 6, 2023

We only recently found out it exists, but this tiny facial organ is more important than it seems

We Only Recently Found Out It Exists, But This Tiny Facial Organ Is More Important Than It Seems
The position of the tubular glands on the face. Image: Wikipedia

It’s been 2022 for science a year to remember, This year we were able to do just that thanks to new technology from NASA and James Webb See authentic wonders that lie light years away from us, and we have complimented them with the superb quality of detail. since “Pillars of Creation” for Jupiter’s MoonsOur scientists have made amazing discoveries in the universe, but today we will not talk about that. today we focus on the earth actually in our own bodies. The human anatomy hides more secrets than you might think, and this year we discovered a new “piece” of the complex and captivating machine that is our bodies.

In late 2020, a team of oncologists Netherlands Cancer Institute while doing cancer research they found something strange in a tomography, Radiation oncologist Wouter Vogel and oral and maxillofacial surgeon Matthijs Walstar noticed that during the procedure there was a part of the face that it lit up strangely, These two professionals were doing experiments that would help prevent and treat cancer of the mouth or throat, so they looked further into this new discovery They scanned over 100 people, living and dead, They all had the same glow on their faces.

A new set of salivary glands we haven’t seen before

finally it turned out A new “organ” we’ve never seen before, Son a pair of salivary glands independent, who were baptized as “duct glands”. In appearance and function they are similar to the rest of the salivary glands, but they are located on either side of the nasopharynx, which is a tube that connects the nostrils to the respiratory system. The organ itself we had seen before, but not in that condition. take it like suddenly you know a new hand behind the back,

it is very important to locate these glands for Treatment of cancer located in the nasal or oral area, To try to cure the disease, patients are subjected to various doses of radiation, which, in addition to killing cancer cells, can affect the salivary glands, If the radiation affects these organs too much, the patient may experience pain or difficulty drinking, swallowing, or even speaking. Now we know where another pair of glands are, so will be able to do radiation treatments avoid those areas And thus reduces the negative effects of radiation.

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