Title:
Submandibular hydatid cyst fistulized into the oral cavity
Authors:
G. Berkiten and I. Topaloglu
Institutions:
Okmeydan­Educational­Hospital­ENT­Department,­Sisli-IST
Keywords:
Echinococcus, hydatid cyst, submandibular mass
Pages:
251 - 253
Abstract:
Submandibular hydatid cyst fistulized into the oral cavity. Hydatid cysts of the head and neck are rare, even in regions where echinococcal infestation is endemic. Although complications, like cyst rupture and infection, may occur, an­external­fistula­is­extremely­rare.­This­study­examined­a­case­of­hydatid­cyst­that­had­fistulized­in­the­right­sub- mandibular region of the oral cavity, which eroded the mandible. Case report: A 45 year-old female patient visited our clinic with complaints of a discharge that left a bad taste in her mouth that persisted for 1 month and a painless swelling in the right submandibular region that had slowly expanded over the past 5 months. A physical examination revealed a cystic mass located in the right submandibular region that had ­fistulized­in­the­oral­cavity.­The­results­were­consistent­with­a­hydatid­cyst.­We­performed­submandibular­gland­exeresis­ and­a­marginal­mandibulectomy­to­excise­the­hydatid­cyst­together­with­the­fistulous­tract.
Issue:
Vol. 9, 2013, 3rd trimester


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Submandibular hydatid cyst fistulized into the oral cavity