Parotid gland

What is Parotid gland?

The largest of the salivary glands situated in the parotid bed, inferior and anterior to the ear, on either side, extending from the angle of the jaw inferiorly, to the zygomatic arch superiorly, posteriorly to the sternocleidomastoid muscle, and medially into the infratemporal fossa, deep to the ramus of the mandible; it is subdivided into a superficial part (pars superficialis) and a deep part (pars profunda) by emerging branches of the facial nerve, and discharges in seromucous saliva through the parotid duct.

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what is a throbbing from the right cheek to the temple or cheek and temple along with tension in the right side if the neck

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Temporomandibulary joint or parotid gland problem.

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I SUDDENLY GOT A LARGE SWELLING IN FRONT OF MY RIGHT EAR

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different possible causes

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The swelling may either be an enlarged parotid gland...

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dear Dr.my father has been diagnosed with parotid gland tumor and now one of ENT doctor suggested for surgery.request you to kindly guide who is...

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Advisable to operate under a Head and neck cancer surgeon

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