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Head and Neck
The use of the “puffed-cheek” computed tomography technique to confirm the diagnosis of pneumoparotitis†
Article first published online: 18 FEB 2010
Copyright © 2010 The American Laryngological, Rhinological, and Otological Society, Inc.
Volume 120, Issue 5, pages 967–969, May 2010
How to Cite
Aghaei Lasboo, A., Nemeth, A. J., Russell, E. J., Siegel, G. J. and Karagianis, A. (2010), The use of the “puffed-cheek” computed tomography technique to confirm the diagnosis of pneumoparotitis. The Laryngoscope, 120: 967–969. doi: 10.1002/lary.20879
- Issue published online: 21 APR 2010
- Article first published online: 18 FEB 2010
- Accepted manuscript online: 18 FEB 2010 12:00AM EST
- puffed-cheek computed tomography
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.