Unusual cause of unilateral facial oedema: intramuscular dirofilariasis

Deviprasad Dosemane, Meera Niranjan Khadilkar, Susmita Sriperumbudur, Ishaan Aggarwal

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Introduction: Unilateral facial oedema may occur due to inflammatory, infective, or cystic pathology; patients often seek medical help at an early stage. Case report: We report one such case caused mimicking a parotid abscess, caused by dirofilariasis. Conclusion: Dirofilariasis is an emerging zoonosis and should be considered a differential diagnosis of atypical facial swelling. It is equally important for clinicians, radiologists, and pathologists to be familiar with the diagnostic characteristics to avoid misdiagnosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4291-4293
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology
Issue number9
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2023

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Otorhinolaryngology


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