Acute parotitis

Case contributed by Dr David Cuete


Facial swelling and tenderness

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Female

CT Neck

Computed tomography shows enlargement of the right parotid gland, associated with oedema of the adjacent subcutaneous soft tissue determined by clinical history of acute parotitis. No collections or abscesses in the parotid space and no obvious stones or ductal dilatation. Right level II lymphadenopathy, likely reactive.

Case Discussion

Enlarged right parotid gland with inflammatory changes of the subcutaneous soft tissues consistent with acute parotitis.

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Case information

rID: 27425
Published: 3rd Feb 2014
Last edited: 5th Nov 2017
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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