Scientists discover 1.5 inch long organ in the upper part of human throat.
A new organ in the upper part of the throat have been found out by scientists.
According to the journal Radiotherapy and Oncology, the scientists have found a throat organ which lengths 1.5 inches on an average
In the reports given by the journal it is stated that, ” Histology and 3D reconstruction confirmed the presence of PSMA – expressing, predominantly mucous glands with multiple draining ducts, predominantly near the torus tubaris.”
“The human body contains a pair of previously overlooked and clinically relevant macroscopic salivary gland locations, ” stated the study. The researchers, after their study came to a conclusion and proposed to name the organ as tubarial glands.
According to the reports, the researchers found out the new organ while they were using a combination of positron emission tomography (PET) scans and CT scans known as PSMA PET-CT in order to study the high stage cancer. Reportedly, the doctors had injected a radioactive tracer into the patient’s body.
Later after finding the organ in a patient, the scientists studied images of 100 patients and found that every one of them had those glands. (Tubarial glands).
The research said, ” Sparing these glands in patients receiving RT may provide an opportunity to improve their quality of life. ”
It is said by the doctors that, this new discovered organ will would help in the treatment of cancer, since damage of these glands can affect the quality of life due to radiation impact.