Parotid gland enlargement

Last revised by Daniel J Bell on 07 Apr 2022

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

Infection

Inflammatory
Immune-mediated
Miscellaneous
Neoplastic

See also: salivary gland tumors

Congenital

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: parotid lipoma
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  • Case 2: parotid lymphoepithelial cyst
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  • Case 3: parotid lipoma
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  • Case 4: acute parotitis
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  • Case 5: parotid gland lymphoma - bilateral
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  • Case 6: parotid gland abscess
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  • Case 7: acute parotitis
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  • Case 8: sarcoidosis
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