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Dermoid cyst of the parotid gland

February 1, 2010  |  Behrad Aynehchi, MD, Jason G. Newman, MD, and John S. Brooks, MD


A dermoid cyst is an ectodermally differentiated form of teratoma. Its occurrence in the parotid gland is very rare. Such a presentation must be properly evaluated in order to rule out malignancy. We describe the diagnostic evaluation and surgical management of a parotid...

Acute suppurative neonatal parotitis: Case report

February 1, 2010  |  Sardar U. Khan, DLO, FCPS, Peter G. O'Sullivan, BSc, MPhil, and John McKiernan, FRCPI


Neonatal suppurative parotitis is very rare. One review of the English-language literature spanning 35 years found only 32 cases. Most cases are managed conservatively with antibiotic therapy; early antibiotic treatment reduces the need for surgery. The predominant organism is...

Carcinoma of the prostate presenting as a painful parotid mass with mandibular invasion: A case report

December 1, 2009  |  Christian S. Head, MD, Khashayar Hematpour, MD, Joel Sercarz, MD, Quang Luu, MD, and Carol J. Bennett, MD


Prostate cancer metastatic to the parotid gland is exceedingly rare, as only 10 cases have been previously reported in the literature. Symptoms may mimic a parotid infection or suggest a primary parotid tumor. We report a new case of carcinoma of the prostate metastatic to the...

Sclerosing mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the parotid gland: Case report

November 1, 2009  |  Shai Y. Shinhar, MD, MSc


Mucoepidermoid carcinoma is the most common malignant salivary gland neoplasm. Its sclerosing morphologic variant, however, is an extremely rare entity. Only 7 cases have been reported in the literature, and only 2 of those reports have discussed this unusual malignancy in...

First branchial cleft cyst (type II)

November 1, 2009  |  Gadodia Ankur, MD, DNB, Ashu Seith Bhalla, MD, and Raju Sharma, MD

Atypical lipomatous tumor/well-differentiated liposarcoma of the parotid gland: Case report and literature review

October 1, 2009  |  Usama Mahmood, MD, John D. Nguyen, MD, John Chang, MD, Mai Gu, MD, PhD, and Brian J.F. Wong, MD, PhD


Although liposarcoma is the second most common soft-tissue sarcoma in adults, it is exceedingly rare in the head and neck. According to our MEDLINE search, only 11 cases of liposarcoma of the parotid gland have been reported since 1968. We report a new case of primary atypical...

Intraparotid facial nerve schwannoma: Clinician beware

August 1, 2009  |  Neil Tanna, MD, MBA, Philip E. Zapanta, MD, Leela Lavasani, MD, and Nader Sadeghi, MD


Intraparotid facial nerve schwannomas are rare neoplasms that are challenging to diagnose and manage. Many patients present with a painless, palpable facial mass. The presence of facial paralysis is variable. Imaging studies and fine-needle aspiration cytology are not always...

Distal parotid duct pseudocyst as a result of blunt facial trauma

August 1, 2009  |  Ashkan Monfared, MD, Justin Ortiz, MD, and Carrie Roller, MD


The sequelae of sharp trauma to the parotid duct, such as sialocele and salivary fistula, are well known. In contrast, complications of blunt trauma to the parotid duct are not as common. A search of the English-language literature revealed 2 cases of parotid pseudocysts caused...

Oncocytoma of the parotid gland

May 1, 2009  |  Deba P. Sarma, MD and Eric E. Santos, MD

Epidermoid carcinoma involving the parotid gland and orbital region: Case report of a rare entity

July 1, 2008  |  Sundus Aslan, MD, Haluk Yavuz, MD, Rana Altan-Yaycioglu, MD, Filiz Bolat, MD, and Nuri Ozgirgin, MD


Epidermoid carcinoma (also known as squamous cell carcinoma) of the parotid gland is more prevalent among the elderly, as are other head and neck tumors. In most cases it is observed either as a nodal metastasis of a primary tumor that drains into the parotid area or as a...

Multiple pilomatrixomas: Case report and literature review

April 1, 2008  |  Shashidhar Sadda Reddy, MD, MPH, Swarupa A. Gadre, MD, Patrick Adegboyega, MD, and Arun K. Gadre, MD


Pilomatrixoma is a rare, benign, circumscribed, calcifying epithelial neoplasm that is derived from hair matrix cells. Multiple pilomatrixomas are uncommon. We describe a case of multiple pilomatrixomas in a 23-year-old black woman who presented with lesions on her face and...

Bilateral multinodular oncocytomas of the parotid arising in a background of bilateral oncocytic nodular hyperplasia

January 1, 2008  |  Jason Hyde, MD, Masayoshi Takashima, MD, Brennan Dodson, MD, and Sherif Said, MD, PhD


Oncocytic tumors of the major salivary glands are rare, accounting for less than 1% of all salivary gland tumors. When they do occur, these neoplasms typically present as solitary nodules that affect only one major salivary gland, usually the parotid. Multiple bilateral...


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