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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 108-110

Congenital parotid duct fistula: A case report and review of literature

1 Professor of Plastic Surgery, Thanjavur Medical College, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Research Fellow, Thanjavur Medical College, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Ravikumar Gopalakrishnan
Shanthi Nagar, Thanjuvar - 613 006, Tamil Nadu
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2278-9596.143089

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Parotid duct fistula is uncommon but difficult-to-treat complication that often results from a penetrating trauma. While there is general consensus in the literature as to the management of acute parotid injuries, treatment of chronic fistulas remains controversial. Congenital parotid duct fistula is a rare entity. Herein we present a 20-year-old female who presented with a parotid duct fistula since birth. Clinical evaluation revealed no accessory parotid gland or duct. Patient was found to have a combination of more prominent Plica semilunaris of the left eye, a finding not so far reported in the literature. Following complete examination and investigations, intra oral transposition of the fistulous opening and tract was done. We present this case for its rarity and the gratifying outcome of the surgical procedure.

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