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Swollen Parotid Gland

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).

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
Specialist Medical Reviewer Christine Hahn, MD - Epidemiology
Current as of March 8, 2013

Current as of: March 8, 2013

Author: Healthwise Staff

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

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