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Infecciones de las glándulas salivales - Symptom

Nombres alternativos

Parotiditis; sialoadenitis

Síntomas:

  • Gusto anormal, mal sabor
  • Disminución de la capacidad para abrir la boca
  • Resequedad de la boca
  • Fiebre
  • Dolor facial o bucal, sobre todo al comer
  • Enrojecimiento en un lado de la cara o en la parte superior del cuello
  • Hinchazón de la cara (en particular frente a las orejas, debajo de la mandíbula o en el piso de la boca)

Pruebas y exámenes:

Un examen realizado por un médico o por un odontólogo muestra glándulas salivales inflamadas. El pus puede drenar hacia la boca. La glándula puede presentar dolor, con mayor frecuencia si hay una infección causada por bacterias.

Se puede realizar una tomografía computarizada o una ecografía si el médico sospecha de un absceso.

  • Reviewed last on: 2/28/2011
  • Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine; and Seth Schwartz, MD, MPH, Otolaryngologist, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

Referencias

Elluru RG. Physiology of the salivary glands. In: Cummings CW, Flint PW, Haughey BH, et al, eds. Otolaryngology: Head & Neck Surgery. 5th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Mosby Elsevier;2010:chap 84.

Rogers J, McCaffrey TV. Inflammatory disorders of the salivary glands. In: Cummings CW, Flint PW, Haughey BH, et al, eds. Otolaryngology: Head & Neck Surgery. 5th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Mosby Elsevier;2010:chap 86.

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