Parotitis in a three-year-old.

R. Steelman, D. Holmes

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Facial swelling cannot routinely be attributed to dento-alveolar infections until a thorough head, neck and oral examination has been completed. Facial swelling from parotitis is not commonly encountered in the pediatric patient. The purpose of this report was to document a case of unilateral parotid gland infection presumably secondary to traumatic obstruction of Stenson's duct. The parotitis resolved following a course of oral penicillin VK and lemon juice to stimulate salivary flow. Several parotid gland disorders which involve facial swelling were discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)202-204
Number of pages3
JournalThe Journal of clinical pediatric dentistry
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Dentistry(all)


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