Heterotopic salivary gland presenting as a discharging sinus in the base of the neck

  • Shraddha Jain | sjain_med@yahoo.co.in Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Jawahar Lal Nehru Medical College, DMIMS(DU), Sawangi, Wardha, Maharashtra, India.
  • Anil Aggarwal Department of Pathology, Jawahar Lal Nehru Medical College, DMIMS(DU), Sawangi, Wardha, Maharashtra, India.
  • Prasad Deshmukh Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Jawahar Lal Nehru Medical College, DMIMS(DU), Sawangi, Wardha, Maharashtra, India.
  • Puneet Singhvi Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Jawahar Lal Nehru Medical College, DMIMS(DU), Sawangi, Wardha, Maharashtra, India.
  • Kavita Sudarshan Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Jawahar Lal Nehru Medical College, DMIMS(DU), Sawangi, Wardha, Maharashtra, India.

Abstract

We report a case of congenital heterotopic salivary gland with draining sinus in the lower neck on the right side of a 10-year-old female, which we initially thought to be a branchial fistula. Heterotopic salivary glands are rare lesions in the neck and when present appear very similar to branchial cleft sinus or fistula. This congenital lesion is rare. This is probably the first report from India. It is important to report this case to raise the awareness of this condition.

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Author Biography

Shraddha Jain, Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Jawahar Lal Nehru Medical College, DMIMS(DU), Sawangi, Wardha, Maharashtra

associate professor

Published
2011-12-13
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Keywords:
heterotopic salivary gland, fistula, sinus, neck.
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Jain, S., Aggarwal, A., Deshmukh, P., Singhvi, P., & Sudarshan, K. (2011). Heterotopic salivary gland presenting as a discharging sinus in the base of the neck. Clinics and Practice, 1(4), e131. https://doi.org/10.4081/cp.2011.e131