salivaryglanddisorders_CD - KEN Salivary gland disorders...

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KEN Salivary gland disorders Salivary gland cancer VERY RARE symptoms: lump (usually painless) in the area of the ear, cheek, jaw, lip, or inside the mouth, fluid draining from the ear, trouble swallowing or opening the mouth widely, numbness or weakness in the face, pain in the face that does not go away. Acute sialadenitis : acute inflammation of a salivary gland. Patients typically present with erythema over the area, pain, tenderness upon palpation, and swelling. Frank cellulitis and induration of adjacent soft tissues may be present. Purulent material may be observed being expressed from the Wharton duct, particularly upon milking the gland. Rarely, a cutaneous fistula may occur, with spontaneous drainage of purulent material. The inflammation is secondary to an infectious process. The most common organism is Staphylococcus aureus . Other bacterial organisms include Streptococcus viridans, Haemophilus influenzae, Streptococcus pyogenes, and Escherichia coli . The infection is often the result of dehydration with overgrowth of the oral flora. The
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This note was uploaded on 02/18/2012 for the course PAS 600 - 601 taught by Professor Garrubba during the Fall '10 term at Chatham University.

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