Variante anatómica en un recién nacido: glándula parótida accesoria bilateralPresentación de un caso

  1. Andrea González Palau
  2. Carmen Luz Marrero Pérez
  3. Mónica Rivero Falero
  4. Antonio López
Canarias Pediátrica

ISSN: 1131-6128

Year of publication: 2019

Volume: 43

Issue: 1

Pages: 17-20

Type: Article


The parotid gland is an anatomical variation that may be present in up to 20% of the population, being, in most cases, asymptomatic and, in many of them, of unknown existence. In this article we include a review of the bibliography of this anatomical variant which is presented as a result of a clinical case diagnosed in a newborn in our hospital. Our patient is a preterm newborn of 34 weeks who was hospitalized in neonatal ICU due to prematurity, underweight and IUGR type II. During his hospitalization doctors find out a swelling in both cheeks which was confirmed with ultrasounds and diagnosed of bilateral accessory parotid gland