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A 30-year-old female asked:

Is a "mass of the left parotid gland" the same as a tumor? my ent said it is commonly found to be benign and scheduled me for a ct-scan with iv contrast?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
A simple inflammation of the gland from a virus or other agent could give this appearance. The imaging study should give the doc enough information to decide to leave it to self-heal/treat or get a biopsy to discover its true origin.
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