Family and friends had increasingly commented to Mrs X that the shape of her face was changing. It was more round than before. Mrs X hadn’t experienced any discomfort and her saliva was unchanged. The swelling involving the side of the face below each ear gradually increased and Mrs X saw her GP about this. A specialist Oral Medicine opinion was asked for. From the history, examination and investigations a diagnosis of Sialosis was made. Contributory factors related to underlying health problems were identified and managed. The swelling gradually settled.
To find out more about this condition read the Patient Information Leaflet (PiL) prepared by the Society on: Sialosis.