Prague Med. Rep. 2022, 123, 193-198

Rare Location of a Dermoid Cyst in the Parotid Gland: A Case Report

Michal Vavro1, Samuel Horák2, Bronislava Dvoranová1, Zuzana Čierna2,3, Pavel Babál2, Daniela Kobzová2, Dušan Hirjak1, Ladislav Czakó1

1Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Comenius University in Bratislava and University Hospital Ružinov, Bratislava, Slovakia
2Institute of Pathological Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, Comenius University in Bratislava and University Hospital Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovakia
3Department of Pathology, University Hospital, Trnava, Slovakia

Received April 16, 2022
Accepted August 2, 2022

Dermoid cyst of the parotid gland is a lesion composed of benign tissues of ectodermal and mesodermal origin. Although a dermoid cyst can be encountered across nearly all sites of the body, its location in the head and neck area is quite uncommon and even more unusual inside the parotid gland. We present a case of a patient with gradually enlarging tumour in her right parotid gland who underwent surgical removal of the tumour histologically corresponding to a dermoid cyst.


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