Isolated Primary Rhinosporidiosis of the Parotid Duct: A Rare Presentation

Document Type: Case Report

Authors

1 Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Pin-751019 Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India.

2 Department of Otorhinolaryngology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India, Pin-751019.

Abstract

Introduction:
The primary involvement of the parotid duct in rhinosporidiosis is very rare in clinical practice. Here, we present a case of rhinosporidiosis primarily involving the parotid duct, which was successfully excised through transparotid and transoral approaches.
 
Case Report:
A 51-year-old male presented with a painless progressive swelling over the left cheek for nine months. It was diagnosed as a parotid cyst or a mucous retention cyst based upon the radiological and cytological features. The cyst was completely excised with transparotid and transoral approaches, and the final diagnosis was confirmed to be rhinosporidiosis.

Conclusion:
Although the nose and the paranasal sinus are the common sites to be involved in rhinosporidiosis, the affection of the parotid duct is very unusual in clinical practice.

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