The parotid gland is the largest of the salivary glands.
The parotid, a serous compound tubulo-alveolar gland, is yellowish, lobulated, and irregular in shape.
It occupies the interval between the sternomastoid muscle and the mandible.
Average Wt – 25gm (varies in weight from 14 to 28 gm)
The parotid gland lies inferior to the zygomatic arch, anteroinferior to the external acoustic meatus, anterior to the mastoid process, and posterior to the ramus of the mandible.