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21 Possible Causes for Preauricular Swelling, Subcutaneous Mass

  • Furunculosis

    Orbital inflammation secondary to sinus inflammation is a well known entity and has been widely reported. However, nasal furunculosis resulting in orbital inflammation is a rare occurrence. We present a case of a 2-year-old boy who developed multiple bilateral orbital abscesses secondary to nasal furunculosis. To our[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Ganglion Cyst

    A 9-year-old boy had a subcutaneous mass on his left wrist.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] 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.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] What you should be alert for in the history Ganglion cysts are benign, mucin-filled, subcutaneous masses that typically arise from underlying joint capsules, tendons, or tendon[clinicaladvisor.com]

  • Kimura Disease

    mass at the hip.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] in right side of neck and right preauricular region since last 4 years.[mjmsr.net] Diffuse atrophy of subcutaneous fat was observed at the sites of the masses.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Pleomorphic Adenoma

    Multiple painless, well-defined, palpable and non- tender masses and subcutaneous nodules of the right parotid and homolateral cervical region were revealed by clinical examination[file.scirp.org] 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.[pubs.sciepub.com] […] anteroposteriorly) 2.5 (transversly) cm, bulging the skin, subcutaneous tissue and parotid fascia outwards and averting the masseter muscle [Figure 2] a.[dentalhypotheses.com]

  • Pilomatrixoma

    A 9-year-old boy had a subcutaneous mass on his left wrist.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Figure 1: Shows swelling in the preauricular area at the time of presentation. Figure 2: HPE slides shows feature of pilomatrixoma.[omicsonline.org] CT clearly demonstrated a well-defined, subcutaneous mass with amorphous calcifications.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Melioidosis

    The patient presented with a left supraclavicular abscess and a non-cavitary, left lung mass encasing a pulmonary vein.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Local examination revealed a poorly demarcated severely tender, erythematous swelling in the right preauricular region.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Incision and drainage of the patient's subcutaneous abscess isolated B. pseudomallei, and fine-needle aspiration of enlarged mediastinal lymph nodes revealed the presence[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Eosinophilic Angiocentric Fibrosis

    The most common physical manifestation is a slowly enlarging subcutaneous mass, often in the head and neck region involving the salivary glands with regional lymphadenopathy[mafiadoc.com] swelling and tenderness.[karger.com] FNAC of the parotid mass was reported as HL, while trucut biopsy of the cervical lymph node showed reactive hyperplasia.[mafiadoc.com]

  • Acute Dacryoadenitis

    mass - a congenital ectodermal or mesodermal tumour MALIGNANT Malignant mixed epithelial tumours (Pleomorphic adenocarcinoma) Occurs primarily in elderly patients Acute pain[academy.org.uk] […] under the medial canthal ligament Mucopurulent discharge expressed from the puncta Localized abscess with possible breakthrough to the skin surface (Fig. 11-2 ) Occasional preauricular[entokey.com] […] produce chronic symptoms Symptoms of dry eye as the presenting system is rare (Char, 1989) Classification of lacrimal gland tumours BENIGN Dermoid cyst Typically painless subcutaneous[academy.org.uk]

  • Chondrosarcoma

    Twenty-two tumors were deep-seated, and one was subcutaneous (case 4).[nature.com] This report describes a rare localisation of chondrosarcoma in a 56-year-old man who presented with swelling in the right preauricular area and mild limitation and pain in[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The duration of symptoms before diagnosis ranged from 1 to 60 mo (median, 6 mo), and the presence of a palpable mass was the main complaint in all patients but one, who referred[nature.com]

  • Lacrimal Gland Disorder

    mass - a congenital ectodermal or mesodermal tumour MALIGNANT Malignant mixed epithelial tumours (Pleomorphic adenocarcinoma) Occurs primarily in elderly patients Acute pain[academy.org.uk] […] under the medial canthal ligament Mucopurulent discharge expressed from the puncta Localized abscess with possible breakthrough to the skin surface (Fig. 11-2 ) Occasional preauricular[entokey.com] It often presents with subcutaneous masses around the head and neck without systemic symptoms.[bmcophthalmol.biomedcentral.com]

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