Hydatid Cyst of the Parotid Gland: A Rare Location

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Abstract

Hydatid disease of the parotid gland is a very rare entity and may be easily overlooked in the diagnosis of parotid masses. Although Turkey remains an endemic area for echinococcosis, involvement of the parotid gland is extremely rare. A 26-year-old man presented with primary parotid gland mass without any other organ involvement. During the first surgery, the cyst was perforated accidentally and in a short time recurrence was occurred. Maximum attention was given for the second surgery for total removal without damaging the cyst with medical treatment. The clinicians should take hydatid disease of parotid gland into consideration and great care must be given for not damaging the capsule of the cystic tumors in order to prevent recurrences.

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