A 37-year-old female asked:
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does the parotid gland sit in front of the ear and also extend into the middle,center cheek?or more towards the back of the face by and under the ear?

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Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
50 years experience General Practice
Parotid location: More towards the back of the face by and under the ear.
Answered on Sep 12, 2018

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