Parotid abscess

Case contributed by Dr David Cuete

Patient Data

Age: 45
Gender: Female

CT Neck

The right parotid gland is enlarged with an intra-parotid collection the walls of which enhance following contrast. The abscess has a hypodense central area and small lucent (gas) bubbles, identifying a break of parenchyma and collection extension into the adjacent subcutaneous tissues. No calculi are identified in parotid or in the duct.

Case Discussion

This case shows a parotid abscess.

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Case information

rID: 25656
Published: 2nd Nov 2013
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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