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Swollen Parotid Gland

Swollen Parotid Gland

Pictures of a normal parotid gland and a swollen parotid gland

The parotid glands are salivary glands that are located between the ear and the jaw. These glands may become swollen and painful if you develop certain conditions, such as mumps or cytomegalovirus (CMV).

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
Specialist Medical Reviewer Thomas Emmett Francoeur, MDCM, CSPQ, FRCPC - Pediatrics
Last Revised March 17, 2011

Last Revised: March 17, 2011

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: John Pope, MD - Pediatrics & Thomas Emmett Francoeur, MDCM, CSPQ, FRCPC - Pediatrics

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