A mass at fat density in the parotid gland: dermoid cyst or lipoma


SAYLAM G., TANRIKULU S., Dursun E. , IRIZ A., ERYILMAZ A.

B-ENT, cilt.5, sa.1, ss.43-45, 2009 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 5 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Dergi Adı: B-ENT
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.43-45

Özet

A mass at fat density in the parotid gland: dermoid cyst or lipoma. Dermoid cysts (DC) of the head and neck are uncommon and account for only 7% of all dermoid cysts in the body. DCs of the parotid gland are even rarer. In this article, a 42-year-old female patient with DC of the parotid gland is presented and discussed with a brief review of the literature. Radiologic findings suggested that the mass was a lipoma, but observation of a hair in the cyst during surgery changed the clinical diagnosis to DC; this suspicion was confirmed by pathological analysis. Although DCs are rare among the parotid masses, they should be kept in mind during the differential diagnosis.