The parotid glands are salivary glands that are located between the
ear and the jaw. These glands may become swollen and painful if you develop
certain conditions, such as mumps or cytomegalovirus (CMV).
Primary Medical Reviewer
John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
Specialist Medical Reviewer
Thomas Emmett Francoeur, MDCM, CSPQ, FRCPC - Pediatrics
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