Isolated Primary Rhinosporidiosis of the Parotid Duct: A Rare Presentation

Document Type: Case Report


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.


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.

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.