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Parotid gland abscess treatment in children?

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In brief: Hospitalization

This is often treated with incision and drainage with accompanying intravenous antibiotics.

In brief: Hospitalization

This is often treated with incision and drainage with accompanying intravenous antibiotics.
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
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Dr. Dale Tylor
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery - Pediatric

In brief: Infected cyst?

Certainly you can get an abscess of the parotid gland, which usually is a lymph node inside the gland that gets infected and then abscessed.
But when you have a child with the issue, you need to consider that they have a cyst that was infected, namely a type 1 branchial cleft cyst. Alternatively, a lymphatic malformation that gets infected can do this. Consider seeing a pediatric ENT for this.

In brief: Infected cyst?

Certainly you can get an abscess of the parotid gland, which usually is a lymph node inside the gland that gets infected and then abscessed.
But when you have a child with the issue, you need to consider that they have a cyst that was infected, namely a type 1 branchial cleft cyst. Alternatively, a lymphatic malformation that gets infected can do this. Consider seeing a pediatric ENT for this.
Dr. Dale Tylor
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