Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 16, Issue 5, pp 374–379 | Cite as

High resolution ultrasonography of the parotid gland in children

  • R. W. Seibert
  • J. J. Seibert


High resolution ultrasonography has revolutionized imaging of the superficial parotid gland. The fine morphology of the parotid gland can be exquisitely visulized. Anatomical landmarks such as the mastoid tip, the sternocleidomastoid muscle, the styloid process, the posterior facial vein, the internal jugular vein, and the external carotid artery can easily be identified in relationship to the parotid. The course of the facial nerve can be inferred by visualization of these landmarks. Common masses within the parotid in children such as hemangiomas, mixed parotid tumors, and lymphadenopathy can be demonstrated. Parotid masses are uncommon in children but can be easily evaluated by high resolution ultrasonography.


Jugular Vein Hemangioma Facial Nerve Parotid Gland Internal Jugular Vein 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. W. Seibert
    • 1
    • 2
  • J. J. Seibert
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PediatricsUniversity of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and Arkansas Children's HospitalLittle RockUSA
  2. 2.Department of OtolaryngologyUniversity of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and Arkansas Children's HospitalLittle RockUSA
  3. 3.Department of RadiologyUniversity of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and Arkansas Children's HospitalLittle RockUSA

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