Parotid enlargement

Dr Henry Knipe and Dr Jeremy Jones et al.

Parotid enlargement has a wide differential given the significant breadth of pathology that can affect the parotid gland. These can be separated by the standard surgical sieve approach into infective, inflammatory, immune, neoplastic, infiltrative and congenital causes.

Differential diagnosis

Infection
Inflammatory
Immune mediated
Miscellaneous
Neoplastic

See also: salivary gland tumours

Congenital
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Article Information

rID: 10450
Section: Gamuts
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Parotid gland enlargement
  • Enlargement of the parotid glands
  • Enlargement of the parotid gland

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    Case 2: parotid lipoma
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    Case 3: parotid lipoma
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    Case 4: parotid lymphoepithelial cyst
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    Case 7: parotid gland lymphoma - bilateral
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