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71 Possible Causes for Preauricular Swelling

  • 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 (epidemic parotitis) is an acute, systemic viral disease caused by the mumps virus, a member of the family Paramyxoviridae. It is characterized by the swelling of the salivary glands, typically the parotid glands. Mumps is characterized by the following features. Prodromal phase: Initially, there is a prodromal[…][]

  • Sialadenitis

    Sialadenitis is the inflammation of a salivary gland. The patients suffering from sialadenitis generally experience redness, swelling and pain in the affected side of the mouth. This occurs due to the enlargement of gland as a result of inflammation caused by bacteria or virus infection. The swelling may become[…][]

  • Sialolithiasis

    Sialolithiasis (also termed salivary calculi , [1] or salivary stones ), [1] is a condition where a calcified mass or sialolith forms within a salivary gland, usually in the duct of the submandibular gland (also termed " Wharton's duct "). Less commonly the parotid gland or rarely the sublingual gland or a minor salivary[…][]

  • 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.[] swellings.[]

  • Furunculosis

    Furunculosis is a type of skin infection caused by Staphylococcus aureus. It presents as a red, tender and painful nodule - furuncle (or boil). The most common sites are the neck, face, axilla, and the gluteal region. It may occur in any individual, but is most common among young males. Predisposing factors include[…][]

  • Oral Submucous Fibrosis

    swelling but may cause considerable diagnostic difficulty.[] […] precursor to oral cancer, particularly squamous cell carcinoma, seen in 7.6% of the cases. [5] Masseter muscle hypertrophy usually presents as a relatively firm painless preauricular[]

  • Familial Calcium Pyrophosphate Deposition

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

  • Salivary Gland Disorder

    Clinical Presentation Rapid onset of the preauricular swelling n Erythema n Pain n Palpation ( milking ) of the involved gland will reveal no flow or elicit a thick , purulent[]

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