Acute parotitis

Case contributed by Matthew Hung


9 year old girl presented with 4 days of progressive right facial swelling and pain.

Patient Data

Age: 9 years old
Gender: Female

Axial and coronal series demonstrate severe right parotitis with significant enlargement of heterogeneously enhancing right parotid gland. There is no evidence of calcified obstructing calculus although variable degrees of ductal ectasia are noted. Asymmetric developmental enlargement of right submandibular gland is present.

Case Discussion

The patient was well-appearing and afebrile with stable vitals. The WBC count was within normal limits at 5.5. with a lymphocytic predominance. The patient was discharged from the ED with clindamycin to cover for possible bacterial etiologies.


This case was submitted with supervision and input from:

Soni C. Chawla, M.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Radiological Sciences
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Olive View - UCLA Medical Center    

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Case information

rID: 54123
Published: 1st Jul 2017
Last edited: 19th Jul 2017
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