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Warthin tumor presenting as a fungal abscess in an immunocompetent host: case report and review of the literature.
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PMID:  19340859     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Fungal abscesses of the parotid gland are rare, and cases arising within parotid neoplasms have not been described previously. This report conveys our experience managing such an entity, which is further distinguished by its occurrence in an immunocompetent host. METHODS AND RESULTS: A 59-year-old man experienced multiple recurrences of a parotid fungal abscess requiring repeated drainage procedures. Definitive excision ultimately demonstrated Candida glabrata infecting a Warthin tumor. CONCLUSIONS: This case is the first report of a parotid neoplasm presenting as a fungal abscess. It contributes to the scant literature on fungal abscesses of the parotid, which previously has only been described in debilitated hosts and without an associated neoplasm. The case also expands the spectrum of disease associated with C. glabrata. Warthin tumor may be an occult etiology for a parotid fungal abscess, and definitive diagnosis and therapy may require parotidectomy.
Jason M Leibowitz; Kathleen T Montone; Devraj Basu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Head & neck     Volume:  32     ISSN:  1097-0347     ISO Abbreviation:  Head Neck     Publication Date:  2010 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-12-17     Completed Date:  2010-04-02     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8902541     Medline TA:  Head Neck     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  133-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Abscess / diagnosis,  microbiology,  surgery*
Adenolymphoma / complications,  diagnosis,  surgery*
Candida glabrata* / isolation & purification
Candidiasis / complications,  diagnosis,  surgery*
Middle Aged
Parotid Neoplasms / complications,  diagnosis,  surgery*
Treatment Outcome

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