Hydatid disease of the parotid gland – a case report

Dr. Dharm Chand Kothari, Dr. Shashi Bhushan Tailor, Dr. Harsh Kumar Baid, Dr. Prakash Singh
2014 IOSR Journal of Dental and Medical Sciences  
Hydatid disease is a parasitic infestation by a tapeworm of the genus Echinococcus. Hydatid disease most commonly involves the liver and lungs; the abdominal cavity organs stand next in frequency, the parotid gland is a rare site of this disease. The disease is prevalent in most part of the world, though it is most extensive in the sheep and cattle raising areas. Human echinococcosis is a zoonotic infection caused by the tapeworm of the genus Echinococcus and transmitted by dog and other canine
more » ... animals. It is a serious problem in tropical areas and is seen in many parts of India. In children lungs are the most common site of infection, whereas in adults liver is infected most frequently. Primary hydatid cyst of the parotid gland is extremely rare, even in the endemic areas and very few cases are reported in parotid gland. Case report: A 23 year old male patient was presented with painless swelling of the right parotid gland. He was treated initially with antibiotics with no improvement. The microscopic examination of FNA aspirated material corresponded to a cystic inflammatory process. The parotid tumor was surgically removed. Pathological study of the cystic lesion revealed hydatid disease of the parotid gland.
doi:10.9790/0853-131168184 fatcat:dnvidsya4bd73k5pxbcjp6lbsi