The use of the "Puffed-Cheek" computed tomography technique to confirm the diagnosis of pneumoparotitis

Anahita Aghaei Lasboo, Alexander J. Nemeth, Eric J. Russell, Gordon J. Siegel, Karagianis Achilles

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Abstract

Pneumoparotitis is a rare etiology of symptomatic parotid gland enlargement that is often misdiagnosed clinically. Pneumoparotitis results from air refluxing into the parotid ductal system via an incompetent Stensen duct orifice. We report a protracted case of pneumoparotitis evaluated with the "puffed-cheek" computed tomography technique to help confirm the diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)967-969
Number of pages3
JournalLaryngoscope
Volume120
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2010

Keywords

  • Pneumoparotitis
  • Puffed-cheek computed tomography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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