Curr Health Sci J, vol. 45, no. 4, 2019

Sialocyst of the Parotid Gland in a Child

[Case report]

M.C. MUNTEANU (1), G.S. PETRESCU (2), A.M. SANDU (3), A.R. PITRU (4), C.B. OPRIS (2), M.O. PETRESCU (2)

1) Department of Oral and Maxillo-Facial Surgery, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Romania 2) PhD Student, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Romania 3) Department of Oral and Maxillo-Facial Surgery, Emergency County Hospital of Craiova, Romania 4) Department of Oral Pathology, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Romania


Abstract:

Non-neoplastic cysts localized in salivary glands are quite rare and represent approximately 2-5% of all salivary gland lesions. Salivary duct cyst, also known as sialocyst is a true cyst with the epithelium lining the inner side of its walls. It is generally observed in minor salivary glands and it rarely involves the parotid. Patients are mostly affected between the ages of 30 and 40 and the lesion is rarely seen in children. The current case is a rare report, as the patient was a child. The diagnosis has been difficult to ascertain due to the presence of pain, symptom characteristic for inflammatory lesions.


Keywords:
Salivary duct cyst, sialocyst, parotid gland, child



Corresponding:
Gabriel-Sebastian Petrescu, PhD Student, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Romania, e-mail: sebigabriel_petrescu@yahoo.com


DOI 10.12865/CHSJ.45.04.12 - Download PDF