September 2019

Child with an abnormal parotid gland

Clinical Info

Two children examined for SONOZORG a primary care ultrasound facility. The children have a swollen mass in the parotid region and some smaller palpable masses in the neck.

Ultrasound Images & Clips

Child with an abnormal parotid gland

Transverse image of an abnormal thyroid gland
Transverse image of an abnormal thyroid gland
Another transverse image
Another transverse image
Longitudinal image of the abnormal parotid gland
Longitudinal image of the abnormal parotid gland
Another longitudinal image of the parotid
Another longitudinal image of the parotid
This is one of the smaller palpable masses
This is one of the smaller palpable masses
This is an enlarged reactive lymph node. The parotid gland is swollen and inhomogeneous because of a parotitis
This is an enlarged reactive lymph node. The parotid gland is swollen and inhomogeneous because of a parotitis
This a transverse image of the parotid gland in a slightly younger child
This a transverse image of the parotid gland in a slightly younger child
The parotid gland looks like the previous patient
The parotid gland looks like the previous patient
The other parotid gland is normal
The other parotid gland is normal
This child also has enlarged lymph nodes. This child also has a parotitis
This child also has enlarged lymph nodes. This child also has a parotitis
This is a longitudinal image of the thyroid gland in an adult patient
This is a longitudinal image of the thyroid gland in an adult patient
Longitudinal image of the contralateral side
Longitudinal image of the contralateral side
There is some increased flow
There is some increased flow
Transverse image of the diffuse inhomogeneous right thyroid lobe
Transverse image of the diffuse inhomogeneous right thyroid lobe
Transverse image of the left thyroid lobe. There is a small round structure in the parathyroid region
Transverse image of the left thyroid lobe. There is a small round structure in the parathyroid region
This mass is vascularized. This is not an enlarged parathyroid gland, but also an enlarged paresopgageal lymph node, which has increased in size because of the thyroiditis
This mass is vascularized. This is not an enlarged parathyroid gland, but also an enlarged paresopgageal lymph node, which has increased in size because of the thyroiditis

Conclusion

The two children have a parotitis and reactive lymph nodes. The patient with the abnormal thyroid gland also was a thyroiditis. There is a round enlarged reactive paresophageal lymph node, that should not be confused with an enlarged parathyroid gland.


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  • Hitachi Ultrasound System