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An uncommon presentation of a parotid salivary duct cyst in a child

Brawley CC, Maurrasse Se, Aldulescu M, Maddalozzo, J

Otolaryngology Case Reports. 2022 Mar 1

Abstract

Background
Salivary duct cysts are rare, reactive ductal lesions of the major salivary glands that are likely caused by obstruction and are lined by true ductal epithelium. Although they are noted in the literature to be acquired or congenital, the vast majority present in the fifth decade of life.

Case presentation
Here we report the youngest documented case of a parotid salivary duct cyst in a 3-year-old girl.

Conclusions
Salivary duct cysts should be considered in this young population.

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