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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


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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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


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...

Secondary lymphoma of the parotid gland: Clinical experience

February 25, 2013  |  Lorraine Williams-Smith, MD, FACS; Reena Gupta, MD, FACS; and Ryan F. Osborne, MD, FACS

 It is important to remember that parotid lymphomas do occur and should be considered in the differential diagnosis for parotid masses.

Unilateral parotid agenesis associated with pleomorphic adenoma of ipsilateral accessory parotid gland

January 24, 2013  |  Ashu Bhalla Seith, MD, MAMS; Ankur Gadodia, MD, DNB, MNAMS, FRCR; Raju Sharma, MD, MNAMS; Rajinder Parshad, MS


Congenital agenesis of the parotid gland is rare, and its association with accessory parotid tissue is even rarer. We report an unusual case of unilateral agenesis of the left parotid gland associated with pleomorphic adenoma of the left accessory parotid gland. To best of our...

Intraparotid arterial aneurysm treated with embolization followed by surgical resection

December 31, 2012  |  Daniel T. Ganc, MD; Charles Prestigiacomo, MD; Soly Baredes, MD


We describe the case of a 41-year-old woman who presented to a local facial plastic surgeon for evaluation of a cosmetic defect of the cheek of 1 month's duration. When imaging revealed the presence of a vascular mass, the patient was referred to us. Further imaging...

Unusual presentation of Sjogren syndrome: Multiple parotid cysts

November 1, 2012  |  Ankur Gadodia, MD, DNB; Ashu Seith, MD; Raju Sharma, MD


Sjögren syndrome is a chronic autoimmune exocrinopathy that destroys salivary and lacrimal gland tissue. We report an unusual case of this disease in a 40-year-old woman who presented with bilateral parotid cystic masses. As this case illustrates, Sjögren syndrome should be...

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


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


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


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)...


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