Parotitis is inflammation of the parotid gland caused by infection, noninfectious systemic illnesses, mechanical obstruction, or medications.
Can be unilateral or bilateral, acute or ...
Acute parotitis presents with sudden-onset pain and swelling of the cheek typically extending to and obscuring the angle of the mandible.
Viral parotitis is usually bilateral and accom...
Usually a self-limiting course that requires supportive treatment with rest, adequate hydration, analgesia, and antipyretics
Can stimulate glands to produce saliva by sucking ...
K11.20 Sialoadenitis, unspecified
K11.21 Acute sialoadenitis
K11.23 Chronic sialoadenitis
K11.22 Acute recurrent sialoadenitis
072.9 Mumps without mention of complication
History and physical exam are usually sufficient for diagnosis (parotid swelling and tenderness with or without purulent drainage from the Stensen duct).
In recurrent or chronic cases, ...
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FIG. 15.24. Parotitis. An 8-year-old girl with a 1-day history of right cheek swelling. The swollen area at the angle of the mandible was warm and tender.
FIG. 15.24. Parotitis. An 8-year-old girl with a 1-day history of right cheek swelling. The swollen area at the angle of the mandible was ...
Figure 141.1. Female patient with swelling of left parotid gland due to parotitis. Note the difference with the right parotid gland.