Journal of Medical Sciences

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2014  |  Volume : 34  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 49--51

Nontyphoidal Salmonellosis presented as a parotid abscess within a Warthin俟Q製 tumor: Case report and review of literature


Yu-Hsuan Lin1, Kuo-Ping Chang1, Sau-Tung Chu2 
1 Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Republic of China
2 Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Cheng Ching Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan, Republic of China

Correspondence Address:
Kuo-Ping Chang
Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck surgery, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, No. 386, Ta-Chung 1st Road, Kaohsiung 813, Taiwan
Republic of China

Most suppurative parotid abscesses are caused by bacterial infection via the Stensen俟Q製 duct. Formation of a unilateral parotid abscess secondary to Salmonella enterocolitis seldom occurs, and cases arising in the setting of a previous existing parotid tumor have rarely been described to date. This study presents a 71-year-old male patient having a parotid abscess. This was caused by Salmonella enterica serovar Enteritidis (S. enteritidis) in an apparently immunocompetent adult with an inherent parotid tumor. The pathology is consistent with a Warthin俟Q製 tumor with infarction. By integrating surgical and antimicrobial drug therapy, the disease responded well to treatment. Despite an increasing incidence of extraintestinal salmonellosis in the past decades, a clinical practitioner must maintain a high index of suspicion for rare locations, such as the parotid gland, after uncomplicated bacteremia accompanying enterocolitis. Early diagnosis and prompt treatment are necessary for the prevention of lethal complications.


How to cite this article:
Lin YH, Chang KP, Chu ST. Nontyphoidal Salmonellosis presented as a parotid abscess within a Warthin's tumor: Case report and review of literature.J Med Sci 2014;34:49-51


How to cite this URL:
Lin YH, Chang KP, Chu ST. Nontyphoidal Salmonellosis presented as a parotid abscess within a Warthin's tumor: Case report and review of literature. J Med Sci [serial online] 2014 [cited 2020 Oct 1 ];34:49-51
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