Acute parotitis

Case contributed by Dr Tim Yates


Left sided facial painful swelling and tenderness.

Patient Data

Age: 7 years
Gender: Male

CT of the neck/soft tissues demonstrates an enhancing, enlarged left parotid gland with inflammatory changes of the subcutaneous soft tissues consistent with acute parotid sialadenitis (parotitis).

Case Discussion

This case shows CT morphology in sialedenitis.

In this age group, viral etiology like Mumps may be considered as possible etiology.

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Case information

rID: 13123
Published: 4th Mar 2011
Last edited: 13th Aug 2019
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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