|Swollen parotid gland
Jun 5, 2009
how Do i shink my salivary glands I loof like shrek!!
| Response from Dr. Henry
A small subset of HIV+ patients develop polycystic disease of the parotids. A CT or ultrasound as well as a thorough history and examination is indicated to determine the diagnosis (sometimes need a biopsy). If a diagnosis of polycystic disease is made low dose radiation can often decrease the size of the parotids for cosmetic purposes though there is a risk of further enlargement over time (sometimes requiring further treatment). KH
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