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The parotid gland is located behind angle of the jaw, below and slightly in front of the ear. Swelling and tenderness will be evident in this area but may extend to the cheek and even below the mandible. Symptoms of Parotid Gland Swelling. Parotid gland swelling may be unilateral (occurring on one side only) or bilateral (affecting both sides ...


The basics - Assessing parotid swellings. 19 February 2010 There are many possible causes of parotid swellings, from Sjogren's syndrome to either benign or malignant neoplasms, explain Mr Malcolm Buchanan, Dr Himat Thandi and Miss Jaan Panesar.


The clinical features of 109 patients with recurrent unilateral parotid swelling (24 patients with Sjögren's disease were excluded) have been analysed to explore the best system of management. The cause was definitely a parotid duct calculus in 36 patients, and evidence is presented that the same ...


Common symptoms include fever, headache and bilateral or unilateral parotitis (swelling of the parotid gland on one or both sides of the face). The parotid gland is usually swollen and tender. Parotid swelling usually occurs 16–18 days after exposure to the virus.


The characteristic clinical picture was of a sick premature infant with unilateral parotid swelling and inflammation. Seventy-five percent of the cases were in male infants. Pus expressed from the duct cultured S aureus in more than half of the cases. Most all of the cultured bacteria were from organisms present in the oral cavity, which ...


Salivary gland swelling is commonly associated with mumps, happening in about 30% to 40% of mumps infections. ... Treatment for salivary gland problems depends on the cause.


Salivary gland disorders include inflammatory, bacterial, viral, and neoplastic etiologies. The presentation can be acute, recurrent, or chronic. Acute suppurative sialadenitis presents as rapid ...


Salivary gland swelling with xerostomia and keratoconjunctiva sicca sometimes in association with another connective tissue disease. Diagnosis with minor salivary gland biopsy with laboratory tests for autoantibodies. Symptomatic relief of xerostomia and xerophthalmia. Primary Sjogren's at high risk for development of malignant lymphoma


Parotid enlargement (also known as parotidomegaly) has a wide differential given the significant breadth of pathology that can affect the parotid gland. These can be separated by the standard surgical sieve approach into infective, inflammatory, ...


unilateral parotid enlargement FREE subscriptions for doctors and students... click here You have 3 open access pages. Causes of unilateral parotid enlargement include: