Actinomycosis of the parotid gland

Indian J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2004 Oct;56(4):306-8. doi: 10.1007/BF02974397.


- Actinomycosis is a slowly progressive infection caused by anaerobic bacteria with relatively decreasing incidence now-a-days. The Parotid gland is a quite rere site to be involved in cervico-facial actinomycosis as compared to the other sites in the face & neck region. We report a successfully managed case of Actinomycosis involving the parotid gland.

Keywords: Actinomycosis; parotid gland.