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Castleman disease of the parotid gland in a pediatric patient: A case report

October 18, 2014  |  Sudesh Kumar, MS, DNB; Rashid Al Abri, MD, FRCS; Nasreen Abdul Kadir, MD; Dilani Lokuhetty, MD

Abstract

Castleman disease, also called angiofollicular lymph node hyperplasia, is a rare lymphoproliferative disorder characterized by enlarged hyperplastic lymph nodes. Affected patients usually present with mediastinal lymphadenopathy; sometimes other groups of lymph nodes are...

Transoral approach to a deep-lobe parotid tumor

October 18, 2014  |  Lyndon Gonzalez, BS; Alex Fernandez, MS; Belinda Mantle, MD

Because of their location in this potential space, parapharyngeal tumors tend to be asymptomatic and remain undetected for a long time.

Pediatric rhabdomyosarcoma

July 14, 2014  |  Rosemary Ojo, MD; Si Chen, MD; Liset Pelaez, MD; Ramzi Younis, MD

All children with rhabdomyosarcoma require multimodality therapy to maximize local tumor control. This can involve different combinations of chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation therapy.

Sebaceous carcinoma of the parotid gland: A case report and review of the literature

June 9, 2014  |  Alexander Manteghi, DO; Seth Zwillenberg, MD; Vivian Arguello-Guerra, MD

Abstract

Sebaceous carcinoma is a rare malignancy primarily affecting the periocular sebaceous glands. Sebaceous carcinoma of the parotid gland is exceedingly rare, with only 30 cases reported in the literature. Our case brings this total to 31. We present a case involving a 57-year-old...

Massive pleomorphic adenoma of the parotid gland: Surgical considerations

May 8, 2014  |  Alex Fernandez, MS; Ryan F. Osborne, MD, FACS; Jason S. Hamilton, MD, FACS

Preservation of the facial nerve and its branches requires special consideration when dealing with a large parotid mass. The traditional approach of anterograde dissection of the facial nerve proves ineffective in patients with large lesions that effectively obstruct the field of view and...

Accessory parotid malignancy requiring ductal transection

February 12, 2014  |  Avery Kaplan; Alex Fernandez, MS; and Ryan Osborne, MD, FACS

While malignancies of the accessory parotid gland are rare, when they do occur they jeopardize ductal integrity.

Melioidosis of salivary glands with coexisting diabetes: Management of a difficult case

January 21, 2014  |  M. Panduranga Kamath, MS, DLO; Kiran Bhojwani, MS; Mahabala Chakrapani, MD; Katara P. Vidyalakshmi, MD; K.P. Vishnuprasad, MBBS

Abstract

Melioidosis is an infectious disease caused by the gram-negative bacillus Burkholderia pseudomallei. Melioidosis is endemic in Southeast Asia and northern Australia. An important risk factor for the development of melioidosis is the presence of diabetes mellitus, which...

Lymphoepithelial carcinoma of the parotid gland, a very unusual tumor: Case report and review

September 19, 2013  |  Natarajan Anantharajan, MRCS, MCh; Nagamuttu Ravindranathan, FRCS, FDRCS; Pathmanathan Rajadurai, MBBS, FRCPA

Abstract

Lymphoepithelial carcinoma (LEC) of the parotid gland is rare. When it does occur, it is usually seen in Asians and Greenland Eskimos. An association with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection has been documented. We report a case of EBV-associated LEC of the parotid gland in a 30...

Mucoepidermoid carcinoma presenting as a large cyst of the parotid gland in HIV disease

July 22, 2013  |  Nelson Goldman, MD; Sania Shuja, MD; Raafat Makary, MD; Reginald L. Griffin, MD

Abstract

Cystic lesions of the parotid gland may be the presenting symptom in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive patients. The most common lesion is the benign lymphoepithelial cyst. Malignant lesions may also be associated with-or be hidden by-a cystic mass. We report a case...

Facial nerve preservation in total parotidectomy for parotid tumors: A review of 27 cases

June 12, 2013  |  Soliman El-Shakhs, MD; Yaser Khalil, MD; and Asmaa Gaber Abdou, MD

Abstract

We conducted a study to evaluate the success of facial nerve preservation in 27 adults with a parotid tumor who underwent total parotidectomy. Of this group, 11 patients had a malignant tumor, 10 had a recurrent benign tumor, and 6 had a primary benign tumor. Preoperatively, 7...

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus as a cause of neonatal suppurative parotitis: A report of two cases and review of the literature

June 12, 2013  |  Sean T. Donovan, MD; Grant T. Rohman, MD; John P. Selph, MD; Roy Rajan, MD; Rosemary M. Stocks, MD; and Jerome W. Thompson, MD, MBA

Abstract

Suppurative parotitis is an uncommon entity identified in newborns. While Staphylococcus aureus has been frequently identified as the causative pathogen among the few patients diagnosed with neonatal suppurative parotitis (NSP), there has only been one prior case...

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