Bacterial Sialadenitis

  • Neerav Goyal
  • Daniel G. DeschlerEmail author


Bacterial infections of the salivary gland are caused by a variety of conditions across age groups. These infections are often due to decreased salivary flow or production, with or without obstruction, in the setting of an ascending bacterial contamination from the oral cavity. This chapter discusses the risk factors for bacterial sialadenitis, the different presentations of acute, chronic and recurrent infections, and entities such as juvenile recurrent parotitis, neonatal parotitis, and parotid abscess.


Acute bacterial sialadenitis Submandibular swelling Parotid abscess Dehydration Salivary stasis Immunosuppression Juvenile recurrent parotitis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck SurgeryPenn State Milton S. Hershey Medial CenterHersheyUSA
  2. 2.Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Massachusetts Eye and Ear InfirmaryHarvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA

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