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Avoiding misdiagnosis in venous malformation of the parotid

August 10, 2012  |  Jason Hamilton, MD, FACS; Reena Gupta, MD, FACS

To avoid mistaking parotid masses and venous malformations for each other, based on imaging, requires a high level of clinical suspicioun, especially when operative findings and images are contradictory.

Atypical presentation of mucoepidermoid carcinoma after radiation therapy for the treatment of keloids

July 5, 2012  |  James K. Fortson, MD, MPH; Michael Rosenthal, DMD; Vijaykumar Patel, MBBS, FRCS; Gillian E. Lawrence, MD; Jennifer S. Lin, MD

Abstract

Radiation therapy to the head and neck for the treatment of benign diseases carries the potential for the late development of carcinoma. Low-dose radiation has been used as an adjunctive treatment for recurrent keloids, especially massive keloids, but the...

Intraparotid neurofibromatosis

June 4, 2012  |  Ryan F. Osborne, MD, FACS; Jason S. Hamilton, MD, FACS; Reena Gupta, MD, FACS

Neurofibromas, which occur in the peripheral nervous system, frequently begin asymptomatically, but as they grow and compress underlying nerve fascicles, they can cause pain, weakness, and numbness.

Mycobacterial tuberculosis superimposed on a Warthin tumor

May 1, 2012  |  Kang-Chao Wu, MD; Bo-Nien Chen, MD

Abstract

The concomitant occurrence of tuberculosis infection within a Warthin tumor is extremely rare, as only 6 cases have been previously reported in the English-language literature. We report a new case in a 92-year-old man, who presented with a 20-year history of a painless...

Neuroendocrine carcinoma of the head and neck: A 20-year case series

March 1, 2012  |  Ryan Meacham, MD, Laura Matrka, MD, Enver Ozer, MD, H. Gulcin Ozer, PhD, Paul Wakely, MD, and Manisha Shah, MD

Abstract

Neuroendocrine carcinoma (NEC) can be an aggressive disease with locoregional and distant metastasis. We present this article (1) to highlight the typical presentation of NEC in head and neck primary sites such as the parotid gland, paranasal sinuses, and supraglottis and (2)...

Parotidectomy for treatment of bulimic parotid hypertrophy

February 18, 2012  |  Ryan F. Osborne, MD, FACS, Jason S. Hamilton, MD, FACS, and Hootan Zandifar, MD, FACS

A case of congenital fistula from an accessory parotid gland: Diagnosis and treatment

January 25, 2012  |  Fábio Roberto Pinto, MD, PhD

Abstract

The author reports a case of congenital fistula from an accessory parotid gland and describes its diagnosis and treatment. The patient was referred to the author's clinic for evaluation of a continuous serous discharge from a small orifice in the left cheek near the angle of...

Giant cell tumor of the masticator space: Case report and literature review

November 22, 2011  |  Melissa L. Somers, MD, Scott A. McLean, MD, PhD, and Frank Torres, MD

Abstract

Giant cell tumors of the head and neck are rare. We describe the case of a 50-year-old man who presented with otalgia and eustachian tube dysfunction. After his symptoms persisted despite aggressive medical management, further investigation revealed the presence of a firmness...

Bilateral multicystic parotid masses in primary Sjögren syndrome

October 27, 2011  |  Alex S.L. Toh, MRCS, DO-HNS, Stephen J. Broomfield, MRCS, Lee-Suan Teh, MD, FRCP, Muhammad B. Aslam, FRCPath, Gavin Duncan, FRCR, and Pradeep Morar, MD, FRCSEd(ORL-HNS)

Abstract

We report the case of a 48-year-old woman who presented with bilateral parotid gland enlargement as the initial manifestation of primary Sjögren syndrome. Magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated multiple areas of low-intensity signal mixed with foci of high-intensity signal, a...

Madelung disease

April 1, 2011  |  Silviu Albu, MD

Chronic parotitis: A challenging disease entity

March 1, 2011  |  John M. Harbison, MD, Benjamin D. Liess, MD, Jerry W. Templer, MD, Robert P. Zitsch III, MD, and Jessica A. Wieberg, MD

Abstract

Chronic parotitis is a troubling clinical condition characterized by repeated infection and inflammation of the parotid gland caused by decreased salivary flow or obstruction. Unilateral swelling, pain, and other associated symptoms occur during acute exacerbations of the...

Acute parotitis induced by trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole

February 1, 2011  |  Jayna S. Patel, DO and Edward D. Scheiner, DO, FOCOO

Abstract

Adverse drug reactions to the sulfonamide antibiotics are uncommon. When they do occur, they usually manifest as a rash or urticaria. Our review of the recent literature found that while sialadenitis is listed as a possible side effect of sulfonamide use, no actual case has...

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