New organ found in the human head (1 Viewer)

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Linda

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Sooo many questions, right? How were they missed - not exactly small. What is the purpose?

I'd like to hear from people who practice canal sacral therapy, too. Were they aware, and what do they think?

Finally, the odd thing I noticed about this story - it has been picked up by so many MSN sources. What do you supposed that is about?

Well, at the least - one more reason to stay hydrated.

You'd think after centuries of cracking open humans and taking a poke around inside we'd have discovered every organ there is to be found in there, but you'd be wrong. In fact, they seem to be popping up all the time.
In 2018, researchers discovered the largest organ in the body, interconnected fluid-filled sacs that run through the collagen and elastin structures in the areas beneath our skin and between other organs and tissues in our bodies. Well, wouldn't you know it, scientists have just found another new organ inside us. It's getting pretty crowded in here.
Oncologists at the Netherlands Cancer Institute were using a new kind of scan as part of their research into patients with head and neck cancer. They used positron emission tomography/computed tomography with prostate-specific membrane antigen ligands (PSMA PET/CT) scans, which has been shown to be an effective way of tracking the spread of prostate cancer around the body. Patients are injected with radioactive glucose before the scan, which highlights tumors within the patient by glowing brightly.
While using this scan on patients, however, the team noticed two areas in the head unexpectedly lit up. As they kept scanning patients, they kept finding the same area lighting up. It turned out all 100 people scanned had the bright spots. It wasn't an anomaly, it was potentially an entirely new organ.
The new discovery, described in the journal Radiotherapy and Oncology, is a set of salivary glands – predominantly mucous glands with multiple draining ducts – positioned in the back of the nasopharynx.

https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/scientists-accidentally-discover-new-organ-inside-the-human-head/

 
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Checked in with a few people who practice cranial sacral therapy - the news is flying around like wildfire, and they are intrigued.
 
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