Parotid Enlargement

Etiology

  • Cancer
  • Infection
  • Obstruction

Symptoms

  • Acute pain if infected or related to duct obstruction
  • Cancer slowly progressive
  • Can involve CN7→ peripheral palsy

Physical Exam Findings

  • Acute
  • Tender
  • Mass just anterior to the ears if infected
  • Sometimes pus from parotid duct opening on inside of cheek
  • Slowly progressive, firm, non-tender mass if malignant

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