Parotid swelling

Last updated: Saturday, 07, August, 2010
CausesAppropriate Tests

Parotitis

  • Viral
    • Mumps
    • Coxsackievirus infection

Viral serology is not clinically useful.

  • Bacterial (suppurative), especially
    • Postoperative
    • Dehydration
    • Alcoholism
    • Parotid calculi

Microscopy and culture of pus from salivary duct or fistula; FNAB.

Connective tissue diseases, especially

  • Sj√∂gren syndrome

Parotid tumours 

Lesion biopsy or FNAB.

Lymphoma

Sarcoidosis

Drug reactions, especially

  • Iodine