An Otorrhoea – a parotid connection
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.
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