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94 Possible Causes for Preauricular Swelling

  • Furunculosis

    A case is presented of an aviator with frequent dermatologic lesions concerning for recurrent furunculosis that was caused by community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. The presentation, diagnosis, treatment, and aeromedical disposition of recurrent furunculosis are discussed.[]

  • Pleomorphic Adenoma

    We present a case of a 36-year-old female with a swelling in the left preauricular region since last 6 mo.[] 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.[]

  • Sialadenitis

    Although the parotitis is very rare in neonates as described it should be suspected in neonates with erythematous preauricular swelling.[] As in our case the history of initial appearance of swelling and erythema were in the preauricular area which then progressed subsequently to involve the submandibular and[]

  • Sialolithiasis

    Please log in to edit this article. Edit Synonym: Ptyalolithiasis, salivary caliculi, salivary stones German : Sialolithiasis 1 Definition The definition sialolithiasis refers to the formation of calculus bodies (stones) in any of the salivary glands. They are also called sialoliths. In approximately 70-90% of cases the[…][]

  • 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 a systemic viral illness, preventable by vaccination, that typically affects children and is characterized by unilateral or bilateral swelling of the parotid glands. Uncommon complications such as orchitis, oophoritis, deafness, pancreatitis, aseptic meningitis, and encephalitis occur more often in adults. Recent[…][]

  • Ganglion Cyst

    Ganglion cysts of the TMJ most commonly present as a swelling in the preauricular region, produce limited or no pain, and often have no effect on mouth opening.[] […] mass in the right preauricular region of 3-month duration.[] Ganglion cysts arising from the temporomandibular joint are rare entities that often present with swelling and minimal to no pain in the preauricular region.[]

  • Preauricular Sinus or Pit

    Once infected, it can occur pain, swelling, and abscess of preauricular area.[] All patients had recurrent painful preauricular swelling and gained symptomatic relief with antibiotics. Only 1 patient had excision.[] Presentation Clinical presentation of various ear anomalies may be summarized as follows: Differential diagnoses Preauricular swelling/infection Parotid swelling/mass/tumor[]

  • 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[]

  • Otitis Media

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

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