Parotid abscess

Mini-pictorial essay

G. Viselner, G. van der Byl, A. Maira, V. Merico, F. Draghi

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Abstract

Bacterial and viral infection of the intraparotideal and periparotideal lymph nodes, or of the glandular parenchyma, can lead to inflammatory and subsequently suppurative changes, which can result in abscess formation. Sonography allows a detailed morphological evaluation of the gland and has an important value, complementary to clinical examination, in the study of parotid inflammatory diseases. Specifically, sonography defines lesion's characteristics and, in a large number of cases, also its nature and, among the various imaging techniques, it is considered first-line imaging for the evaluation of parotid abscesses, which are characterized by hypo-anechoic lesions, with irregular margins. Color Doppler signals are peripheral to the abscess. If combined with color Doppler, sonography is important not only in diagnosis, but also in the evaluation of therapeutic efficacy and as a guide to the aspiration and drainage of abscesses. The rarity of some of these lesions led us to publish this mini-pictorial essay.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11-15
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Ultrasound
Volume16
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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Abscess
Parotid Diseases
Ultrasonography
Doppler Color Ultrasonography
Virus Diseases
Bacterial Infections
Drainage
Color
Lymph Nodes
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Abscess
  • Salivary glands
  • Sonography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Internal Medicine

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Viselner, G., van der Byl, G., Maira, A., Merico, V., & Draghi, F. (2013). Parotid abscess: Mini-pictorial essay. Journal of Ultrasound, 16(1), 11-15. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40477-013-0006-0

Parotid abscess : Mini-pictorial essay. / Viselner, G.; van der Byl, G.; Maira, A.; Merico, V.; Draghi, F.

In: Journal of Ultrasound, Vol. 16, No. 1, 2013, p. 11-15.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Viselner, G, van der Byl, G, Maira, A, Merico, V & Draghi, F 2013, 'Parotid abscess: Mini-pictorial essay', Journal of Ultrasound, vol. 16, no. 1, pp. 11-15. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40477-013-0006-0
Viselner, G. ; van der Byl, G. ; Maira, A. ; Merico, V. ; Draghi, F. / Parotid abscess : Mini-pictorial essay. In: Journal of Ultrasound. 2013 ; Vol. 16, No. 1. pp. 11-15.
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