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Acute parotitis

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


Right parotid region pain, swelling - 3 - 4 days. Increased swelling to involve right side of neck - 1 - 2 days.

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Male

Right -   Superficial lobe of parotid gland -  Mild diffuse enlargement without focal lesion. Normal echopattern. Hypervascularity. 

Left - Superficial lobe of parotid gland - Normal size. Normal echopattern. No Hypervascularity. 

Right submandibular gland - Normal size. Normal echopattern.

Left submandibular gland - Normal size. Normal echopattern.

Echogenic subcutaneous fat along with thickening is noted in right parotid and submandibular region. No collection / fluid cleft is noted.

Case Discussion

Findings favor inflammation of superficial lobe of right parotid gland and subcutaneous fat inflammation in adjacent right sided neck region.

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Case information

rID: 27811
Published: 21st Feb 2014
Last edited: 5th Sep 2020
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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