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My son has had a recurring swelling on the right side in

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my son has had a recurring swelling on the right side in front of his ear. when he was around two yrs old it had to be lanced and was lanced again last year. it is back again, what is this and why does it keep happening? can it be stopped?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

he could have a recurrent cyst in front of his ear

or this could be due to recurrent salivary duct stones which can block the saliva gland and cause swelling of the parotid gland which needs to be lanced.

ask for an ultarsound of the area if it swells up again to see what is swelling up

he might need a biopsy of the area.

is it the parotid gland which is swelling up and being lanced?

has he had a biospy of the area?

what does his ultrasound show in the area?