A bedside system for clinical grading of parotid gland enlargement
There are limited data on grading of parotid gland mass, and currently no bedside clinical grading system is available. Parotid enlargement is common in patients with HIV/AIDS, and the size of the gland can change depending on the progression of disease, with or without treatment. This needs to be recorded accurately and communicated properly. A novel system for bedside clinical grading of parotid gland enlargement using a soft tape measure is proposed.
Mashudu Tshifularo, Head of Otorhinolaryngololgy, School of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Pretoria, South Africa; Steve Biko Academic Hospital Complex, Pretoria, South Africa
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Date published: 2015-09-18
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