An unusual case of acute unilateral parotitis following abdominal surgery. Report of a case and review of the literature


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Daniel Sermoneta, Claudio Lodoli, Massimo Di Mugno, Germano De Cosmo, Daniele Gui

Ann. Ital. Chir., 2009; 80: 221-223

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BACKGROUND: Postoperative parotitis is a well known entity which can develop in patients who undergo major abdominal
METHODS: We present a case of postoperative parotitis which occurred after a laparotomy for incisional hernia repair.
RESULTS: After estabilishing diagnosis by ultrasonography assessment and blood chemical tests, patient was successfully
treated by morphine discontinuing and antibiotics therapy.
CONCLUSION: Beside sialolithiasis, sitting position or dehydratation we suggest that morphine could play a substantial
role in the development of postoperative parotitis.