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Facial Swelling

Alternate Names : Face Swelling, Swelling in the Face

Facial Swelling | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

How is the condition diagnosed?

Diagnosis of facial swelliing begins with the history and physical exam, and further tests may be ordered. For instance, a blood test called an antibody titer may be ordered if an autoimmune condition is suspected. This test measures the level of certain proteins made by the immune system, called antibodies, in the blood. If a salivary gland tumor is suspected, an imaging test such as a CT scan or MRI may be ordered to look at the gland.

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Facial Swelling: Prevention & Expectations

Author: Adam Brochert, MD
Reviewer: Eileen McLaughlin, RN, BSN
Date Reviewed: 07/02/01

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