THE COEXISTENCE OF A PRE-AURICULAR SINUS WITH POST-AURICULAR DERMOID CYST


THE COEXISTENCE OF A PRE-AURICULAR SINUS WITH POST-AURICULAR DERMOID CYST


Christopher Ndoleriire, Sedrack Matsiko, Brian Muhereza

Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Department of Ear, Nose and Throat


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A pre-auricular sinus will rarely present in coexistence with a post-auricular dermoid cyst. The coexistence of a discharging pre-auricular sinus with a post-auricular dermoid cyst presents a diagnostic challenge. Without meticulous history taking and physical exam, one would subject the patient to aggressive and unwarranted investigation and management modalities as though the infected post-auricular dermoid cyst were a mastoid abscess. We present a 15-year-old male who presented to the ENT clinic of Mulago National Referral Hospital and was diagnosed with an infected pre-auricular sinus with an infected post-auricular dermoid cyst.


Keywords: pre-auricular sinus, post-auricular dermoid cyst


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Christopher Ndoleriire, Sedrack Matsiko, Brian Muhereza. THE COEXISTENCE OF A PRE-AURICULAR SINUS WITH POST-AURICULAR DERMOID CYST. International Journal of Case Reports, 2020 4:126. DOI: 10.28933/ijcr-2020-04-1406


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