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Salivary Gland Swelling - Classification by Disease Processes Affecting the Glands

last modified on: Fri, 12/16/2022 - 09:38


Click for:  Patient information about salivary swelling (sialadenitis) at the University of Iowa 

see also: Salivary Swelling

and  Salivary "Inflamatory Disease" Lecture Hoffman Saturday Sept 14 2019 New Orleans

Disease Processes Associated with Salivary Swelling

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Obstructive sialadenitis Infectious sialadenitis Autoimmune sialadenitis Granulomatous sialadenitis Metabolic Drug and Radiation effect Tumor Processes adjacent to or within normal glands Unknown

Sialolithiasis (salivary stones)


Mumps        EBV            HIV            CMV          adenovirus  influenza  parainfluenza

Sjögren’s syndrome


Sialaosis (Sialadenosis)

Benign Tumors

Masseter Hypertrophy

Polycystic Parotid Disease

Ductal Stricture

Bacterial Sialadenitis

IgG4 Related Disease (IgG4RD) 

Polyangiitis with granulomatosis (PGA formerly Wegener's Granulomatosis)

I131 (Radioiodine) Sialadenitis

Malignant Tumors Venous-vascular-lymphatic Malformations

Juvenile Recurrent Parotitis

Ductal Foreign Body

Mycobacterial Graft v Host Disease Churg-Strauss Granulomatosis Iodine Contrast-Induced Acute Sialadenitis Metastases to Salivary Gland Region

Salivary Lymph Node Involvement 

Mycobacterial   Cat-Scratch     Toxoplasmosis


Inflamatory Pseudo-tumor
Pneumoparotitis Actinomycosis Kussmaul Disease Xanthogranulomatous Sialadenitis Drug-Induced Sialadenitis   Melkerson-Rosenthal Syndrome Amyloidosis


      Branchial Cleft Cyts Rosai-Dorfman Disease
              Kimura Disease

Sclerosing Polycystic Adenosis of the Parotid

Lymphadenoma of the Parotid (Non-Sebaceous Prominent)