Intra-parotid dermoid cyst: excision through a face lift incision

M. Shakeel (Lead / Corresponding author), S. M. Keh, A. Chapman, A. Hussain

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    Abstract

    Intra-parotid dermoid cysts are extremely rare. Clinically, they present like any other parotid lump and pre-operative diagnosis is rarely possible. A 62 years old Caucasian man presented with a painless lump in his right parotid region. The Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scan revealed a 3 x 3 cm mass in the parotid tail. Cytological examination was unhelpful. The patient underwent successful excision of the cyst through a small face lift incision. No drain was inserted and the patient was discharged home the same day. The patient made an uneventful recovery and was highly satisfied with the aesthetic outcome. The definite histopathological diagnosis was an intra-parotid dermoid cyst.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)S238-S239
    Number of pages2
    JournalJournal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan
    Volume24
    Issue number11 Suppl 3
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 2014

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