Spontaneous regeneration of the parotid salivary gland following juvenile recurrent parotitis

Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol. 1985 Dec;60(6):605-7. doi: 10.1016/0030-4220(85)90361-5.


Sialograms of an 18-year-old female patient known to suffer from juvenile recurrent parotitis (JRP) disclosed the destructive glandular changes typical of the disease. During the 10 years subsequent to the sialographic examination, the patient did not experience any further attacks of JRP. Sialograms carried out when the patient was 28 years of age demonstrated a normal gland. This case illustrates that a damaged parotid gland is capable of regeneration following JRP.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Parotid Gland / diagnostic imaging
  • Parotid Gland / physiology*
  • Parotitis / diagnostic imaging
  • Parotitis / physiopathology*
  • Recurrence
  • Regeneration*
  • Sialography