Title:
An epidermal cyst in the parotid gland following ear surgery: a case report
Authors:
K. M. Ozcan*, H. Dere*,I. Ozcan*, T. Gun* and T. Unal**
Institutions:
*Ankara Numune Education and Research Hospital 4 ENT Clinic, Ankara, Turkey; **Ankara Numune Education and Research Hospital Pathology Department, Ankara, Turkey
Keywords:
Epidermal cyst; parotid gland; ear surgery
Pages:
193 - 195
Abstract:
An epidermal cyst in the parotid gland following ear surgery: a case report. Problem/ob: Iatrogenic epi- dermal cysts have been reported in various locations following otological surgical procedures. Especially after endaural incisions, surgeons may implant squamous epithelium into underlying tissue. An epidermal cyst of the parotid region may appear years after ipsilateral ear surgery. Methodology: A cystic lesion in the superficial lobe of the parotid gland was identified by computed tomography and ultrasonography in a 30-year-old man with a history of myringoplasty and endaural surgery. A superficial parotidecto- my was performed to remove the mass. Results: The mass was histopathologically diagnosed as an epidermal cyst. Conclusion: If a cystic lesion is present in the parotid gland in a patient with a history of otologic surgery, it must be considered that the mass is of epidermal origin.
Issue:
Vol. 2, 2006, 4th trimester


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An epidermal cyst in the parotid gland following ear surgery: a case report