IP International Journal of Maxillofacial Imaging

Parasitic cyst of cheek! A rare but considerable differential diagnosis: An ultrasonography and color Doppler guided case report

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Article Type : Case Report

Author Details: Shakuntala Soujanya V*,Harshavardhan ,Suresh umar M,Prabhakar Rao

Volume : 5

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : 2581-3838

Print ISSN : 2581-382X

Article First Page : 22

Article End Page : 25


The occurrence of parasitic cysts in head and neck region occurs by chance where it is commonly seen in people with varying dietary habits and life style but when it comes to oral cavity particularly buccal mucosa its preponderance is very rare and most of the times it gets confused with many of its similar group of lesions such as lipoma, mucocele, hemangioma, etc. It’s the specific investigations like ultrasonography, FNAC and biopsy which finally helps in making systematic diagnosis of these parasitic cysts. These article focuses on reporting one of such a kind of case report.

Keywords: Asymptomatic swelling, Cheek region, Lipoma, Sialography, Ultrasonography, Color Doppler, Biopsy.

Doi :-https://doi.org/10.18231/j.ijmi.2019.006