Acute parotitis

Case contributed by Dr David Cuete


Facial swelling and tenderness

Patient Data

Age: 40
Gender: Female

CT Neck

Computed tomography shows enlargement of the right parotid gland, associated with edema of the adjacent  subcutaneous soft tissue adetermined by clinical history of acute parotitis. No collections or abscesses in the parotid space are observed and nor categorical suggestive images of stones or ductal dilatation. Lymphadenopathy in the right group II of reactive aspect.

Case Discussion

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

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Case information

rID: 27425
Case created: 3rd Feb 2014
Last edited: 18th May 2017
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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