The pathogenesis of chronic recurrent parotitis in infants: a study of 93 cases including an analysis of the vascular and glandular changes before and after parasympathectomy

Clin Otolaryngol Allied Sci. 1988 Apr;13(2):97-105. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2273.1988.tb00749.x.


Ninety-three cases of infantile chronic recurrent parotitis are recorded. Fifty-three cases were treated with parasympathectomy which was carried out at 2 levels. Good results were achieved in 79.1% of patients. The paper describes the use of the Doppler examination to study the effects of operation on the physiology of the parotid.

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Chronic Disease
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Parasympathetic Nervous System / surgery
  • Parotid Gland / blood supply*
  • Parotitis / complications
  • Parotitis / physiopathology
  • Parotitis / therapy*
  • Recurrence
  • Rheology
  • Sympathectomy*