Parotid lymphoepithelial cyst in a HIV-negative individual: A case report

Sunitha Carnelio, Mathangi Chandramouli, Gabriel Rodrigues

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)668-670
Number of pages3
JournalIranian Journal of Medical Sciences
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 01-11-2018

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  • Medicine(all)


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