parotid gland

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a large salivary gland that produces 50% of daytime saliva

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Since December 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have been notified of diagnosed parotitis (inflammation of one or both parotid glands, two large salivary glands that are inside each cheek over the jaw in front of each ear) in persons with lab-confirmed influenza in multiple states.
5) The etiology of retromandibular vein aneurysms are likely similar to those of other venous neck aneurysms and case reports suggest that venous aneurysms of the parotid gland tend to appear suddenly.
A diagnosis of congenital sialoblastoma of the accessory parotid gland was then made (Figs 1 - 3).
And a new study in Epidemiology shows that over time there's been a substantial increase of cancerous parotid gland cases--there were 44 per year before 2001 and 72 per year after.
To the Editor: We report 2 interesting cases of hydatid cysts in unusual sites: in the breast and the deep lobe of the parotid gland.
The cause of death was not known, but Yauch, who was also known as MCA, was diagnosed with a cancerous parotid gland in 2009.
Warthin tumor (WT) is a well-defined benign salivary gland tumor, most commonly found in the parotid gland.
Apart from the 4x4 mm and 6x4 mm of size lymphadenopathies within both glands there was another one adjacent to the left parotid gland with 23x9 mm of size.
Recurrent parotitis (RP) is defined as recurrent parotid inflammation, generally associated with non-obstructive sialectasis of the parotid gland.
A The parotid gland produces saliva and is tucked away under the angle of the jaw.
If the parotid gland is acutely affected, the swelling is usually in front of and just below the external ear.
Other diseases associated with long-term cell phone use include acoustic neuroma, a benign brain tumor on the cell-phone-side of the head (60% greater risk); benign parotid gland tumors and the highest risks for brain tumors among those who began using phones during adolescence.
Adam Yauch, 44, a member of the Beastie Boys was diagnosed with cancer in his left parotid gland about two weeks ago, he said in a video posted on the banda[euro](tm)s website today.
Chapters cover anatomy of the facial nerve, neurophysiology of the facial nerve and nerve regeneration, causes of facial palsy, testing of the facial nerve, Bell's palsy, facial palsy in infection, facial nerve in temporal bone fractures, iatrogenic injury of the facial nerve during surgery of chronic suppurative otitis media, facial nerve in the parotid gland, hemifacial spasms, syndromes associated with facial palsy, tumors causing facial palsy, plastic- surgical repair of the paralyzed face, facio-hypoglossal jump anastomoses for reanimation of the paralyzed face, and anesthesia for otologic surgery.
Studies of rats have shown that mild hypovitaminosis A is associated with parotid gland enlargement and increased salivary secretion.