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Stone (calculi) in salivary gland

I've been diagnosed with a stone in the parotid gland (not in the duct) of 0.11 x 0.01 inches. I've recently had severe pain and swelling around the gland, taking place with each food intake. I've been told the only solution is to undergo surgery to remove the gland, and that the facial nerve is likely to be affected, causing temporary paralysis, and that it is not likely but possible that permanent paralysis may occur.
I am in my early thirties and fear the risk of facial paralysis. Is it true that when the stone is in the gland itself and not in the duct,the only solution is surgery? Can't shockwave be used in this case? Thank you
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