An Otorrhoea – a parotid connection

Keywords: parotid, otorrhoea, trauma

Abstract

A 36-year-old patient presented with an 18-month history of intermittent right parotid swelling accompanied by otorrhoea. The symptoms started subsequent to a palm leaf injury to the right ear. At right parotidectomy, a fistula connecting the right external auditory canal and the right parotid was demonstrated. A small fibrotic mass probably due to a remnant of the palm leaf was found intraoperatively. The symptoms resolved completely after the mass was excised by superficial parotidectomy, and the fistula closed spontaneously.

Author Biographies

J Joseph, University of the Witwatersrand

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

S Maharaj, University of the Witwatersrand

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

Published
2020-01-14
How to Cite
Joseph, J., & Maharaj, S. (2020). An Otorrhoea – a parotid connection. South African Journal of Surgery, 58(01), 45. Retrieved from http://sajs.redbricklibrary.com/index.php/sajs/article/view/3157
Section
Case Reports