IP Journal of Otorhinolaryngology and Allied Science

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IP Journal of Otorhinolaryngology and Allied Science (JOAS) open access, peer-reviewed quarterly journal publishing since 2018 and is published under the Khyati Education and Research Foundation (KERF), is registered as a non-profit society (under the society registration act, 1860), Government of India with the vision of various accredited vocational courses in healthcare, education, paramedical, yoga, publication, teaching and research activity, with the aim of faster and better dissemination more...

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Sphoorthi Basavannaiah*

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Droopy swelling behind the ear lobe mimicking cyst or cancer

Case Report

Author Details : Sphoorthi Basavannaiah*

Volume : 4, Issue : 2, Year : 2021

Article Page : 70-74


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Epidermoid and dermoid cysts occur anywhere from the skin covering the body. Clinicians and Surgeons often have an indicative impasse as there are plenty of cystic lesions in the Head and Neck region. Clinically, these cysts are asymptomatic that appear as uniform, round, doughy masses with a tiny surface opening. If by chance cyst gets infected the lining ruptures that spills out cheesy keratin debris into surrounding soft tissue giving rise to local tenderness and swelling.

Keywords: Epidermoid cyst, Dermoid cyst, Head and Neck region, Ear, Pinna

How to cite : Basavannaiah S, Droopy swelling behind the ear lobe mimicking cyst or cancer. J Otorhinolaryngol Allied Sci 2021;4(2):70-74

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