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Saturday, October 24, 2020

Possible new organ in the human throat discovered by Dutch scientists

CNN) By Katie Hunt/ Kristen Rogers 

It's hard to imagine there is a part of the human body that's gone unnoticed by doctors after centuries of medical research.


But that's exactly what a group of scientists from the Netherlands believe. They said they have discovered a pair of previously overlooked glands that are hidden away in our skulls where the nasal cavity and the throat meet.

The medical researchers first came across the body part, which they propose naming tubarial glands, during a scan designed to look for tumorous growths. The scientists then looked at scans of the head and neck of a further 100 individuals they were treated


for prostate cancer and dissected two cadavers -- one male and one female. They all had a set.

The discovery was "thrilling" but the authors were "a bit skeptical" at first, said the study's lead author Matthijs H. Valstar, a surgeon in the department of head and neck oncology and surgery at The Netherlands Cancer Institute.

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