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82 Possible Causes for Preauricular Swelling

  • Otitis Media

    Septic arthritis of the temporomandibular joint (SATMJ) is an extremely rare disease with characteristic features of preauricular pain, swelling, redness, and malocclusion[]

  • Pleomorphic Adenoma

    Facial asymmetry was evident due to a diffuse swelling on right lower third of the face in the preauricular region ( Figure 1 ). Skin over the swelling revealed scaring.[]

  • Parotid Duct Obstruction

    A swelling on the preauricular and postauricular region of the down-facing (left) side of her head extending to the angle of the mandibula was noted [Figure 1] .[] We report a swelling in the left preauricular and postauricular region extending to the angle of the mandibule in a 35-year-old patient after left lateral decubitus position[] Keywords: Anesthesia, anesthesia mumps, salivary gland swelling How to cite this article: Postaci A, Aytac I, Oztekin CV, Dikmen B.[]

  • Mumps

    Mumps is an acute viral disease caused by a paramyxovirus that presents with fever and swelling of one or more of the salivary glands. Although not generally considered a disease of military importance, mumps has been associated with outbreaks among young adults in close living quarters, potentially placing Soldiers[…][]

  • Pseudogout

    In this case, a 56-year-old caucasian male presented with right sided preauricular swelling, temporomandibular joint arthralgia and restricted mouth opening; he developed[] He complained of acute pain and swelling in the right preauricular region and had difficulty opening his mouth.[] Key points Crystal deposition diseases are a differential diagnosis for preauricular pain, swelling and limited mouth-opening along with the more obvious temporomandibular[]

  • Synovial Cyst

    The patient presented with a right preauricular swelling, 1cm anterior to the tragus.[]

  • Sialadenitis

    We report the cases of an 89-year-old woman and a 77-year-old woman with long-standing chronic sialadenitis (60 and 10 years, respectively) who were referred to our large academic medical center for sialendoscopy. Both patients presented with symptoms of acute parotid duct obstruction in the background of[…][]

  • Synovial Osteochondromatosis

    The clinical findings of syn-ovial chondromatosis of TMJ include pain, restriction of mandibular movement, and, often, preauricular swelling.[ Login for registered users[] The chief clinical features of this disorder in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) are preauricular swelling and pain, and restricted movement.[] Physical examination revealed an asymmetric face with slight diffuse swelling of the left preauricular region, inability to open the mouth more than 14 mm because of pain,[]

  • Sialolithiasis

    The introduction, 15 years ago, of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy in the treatment of salivary gland calculi, has changed the therapeutic approach in these patients. Aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of lithotripsy in sialolithiasis, after 10 years follow-up. A review has been made of the[…][]

  • Pigmented Villonodular Synovitis

    While rare, TMJ PVNS should be considered in patients presenting with preauricular swelling, trismus, hearing difficulties or altered sensation.[] When it does occur; its features include preauricular swelling, trismus, and symptoms of temporomandibular joint dysfunction.[] Histopathology and imaging evaluation are important for the diagnosis of PVNS, which should be included in the differential diagnosis of preauricular aggressive swellings.[]

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