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An epidermal cyst in the parotid gland following ear surgery: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17256408     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PROBLEM/OBJECTIVE: Iatrogenic epidermal 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 parotidectomy 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.
K M Ozcan; H Dere; I Ozcan; T Gun; T Unal
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  B-ENT     Volume:  2     ISSN:  1781-782X     ISO Abbreviation:  B-ENT     Publication Date:  2006  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-01-29     Completed Date:  2007-02-21     Revised Date:  2014-11-13    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101247842     Medline TA:  B-ENT     Country:  Belgium    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  193-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Epidermal Cyst / etiology*,  pathology,  surgery
Iatrogenic Disease*
Parotid Diseases / etiology*,  pathology,  surgery
Treatment Outcome

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