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

J Coll Physicians Surg Pak. 2014 Nov:24 Suppl 3:S238-9.

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.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Biopsy, Fine-Needle
  • Dermoid Cyst / pathology*
  • Dermoid Cyst / surgery
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Parotid Gland / pathology*
  • Parotid Neoplasms / pathology
  • Parotid Neoplasms / surgery
  • Rhytidoplasty
  • Treatment Outcome