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Salivary Gland Swelling - Classification by Disease Processes Affecting the Glands

last modified on: Wed, 02/21/2024 - 14:32

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


Processes adjacent to or within normal glands


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


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



Kussmaul Disease

Xanthogranulomatous Sialadenitis

Drug-Induced Sialadenitis


Melkerson-Rosenthal Syndrome








Branchial Cleft Cyts

Rosai-Dorfman Disease








Kimura Disease


Sclerosing Polycystic Adenosis of the Parotid

Lymphadenoma of the Parotid (Non-Sebaceous Prominent)