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The parotid glands are salivary glands that are located between the ear and the jaw. These glands may become swollen and painful if you develop certain conditions, such as mumps or cytomegalovirus (CMV).
Last Revised: March 8, 2013
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: John Pope, MD - Pediatrics & Christine Hahn, MD - Epidemiology
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