Swollen Parotid Gland

Normal parotid gland and 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).

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerJohn Pope, MD - Pediatrics
Specialist Medical ReviewerChristine Hahn, MD - Epidemiology

Current as ofAugust 21, 2015

Current as of: August 21, 2015

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: John Pope, MD - Pediatrics & Christine Hahn, MD - Epidemiology