Iranian Journal of Medical Sciences

Document Type: Case Report(s)

Authors

1 Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal, India

2 Department of General Surgery, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, India

Abstract

Benign lymphoepithelial cysts of the parotid are common in retropositive patients, but extremely rare in HIV-negative individuals. We present a 28-year-old man who presented with a painless, gradually increasing swelling in the left parotid region and was clinically diagnosed to have a pleomorphic adenoma of the left parotid gland. Preoperative blood investigations revealed that the patient was seronegative. He underwent a left superficial parotidectomy and the histopathology report indicated a benign lymphoepithelial cyst. The rarity of this lesion in a seronegative patient is the main reason for reporting this case.

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