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  • J. J. Curtin (a1), N. T. F. Ridley (a1), V. L. Cumberworth (a2) and G. W. Glover (a2)


Pneumoparotitis is a rare cause of parotid enlargement. It is due to a reflux of air through Stensen's duct into the acini of the parotid gland with subsequent dilatation. We report a case which followed a long history of autoinflation of the middle ears by the Valsalva manoeuvre. The plain radiographic, sialographic and ultrasound findings are presented.


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Dr J. J. Curtin, X-ray Department, Northwick Park Hospital, Watford Road, Harrow, Middlesex HA1 3UJ.


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  • J. J. Curtin (a1), N. T. F. Ridley (a1), V. L. Cumberworth (a2) and G. W. Glover (a2)


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