Ann Clin Case Rep | Volume 5, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

A Case Report of Postauricular Sinus Extending to Temporalis Fascia and Parotid Excised Via Unidirectional Approach

Riana Kipiani Abdul Halim1,2,3*, Hafeza Ahmad2, Iskandar Hailani2 and Lokman Saim3

1ORL-HNS , KPJ Healthcare University College, KPJ Selangor Specialist Hospital, Malaysia 2Department of Otorhinolaryngology, ORL-HNS, Hospital Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 3ORL-HNS, KPJ Healthcare University College, KPJ Tawakkal Specialist Hospital, Malaysia

*Correspondance to: Riana Kipiani Abdul Halim 

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Abstract

Postauricular sinus is an uncommon variant of preauricular sinus. We reported a 4-year-old girl with right post-auricular sinus with its opening was at the pinna crus helix. She had recurrent history of infection and required surgical excision. Two approaches were described as unidirectional and bidirectional excision approaches. The preferred approach depends on the variation of the sinus track and sac extension, bidirectional approach being the most common. In this case, the postauricular sinus sac extended medially to temporalis fascia and parotid. Nevertheless, the sinus was successfully excised via unidirectional method.

Keywords:

Preauricular sinus; Postauricular sinus; Crus helix sinus; Unidirectional excision; Bidirectional excision

Citation:

Riana KAH, Hafeza A, Iskandar H, L Saim. A Case Report of Postauricular Sinus Extending to Temporalis Fascia and Parotid Excised Via Unidirectional Approach. Ann Clin Case Rep. 2020; 5: 1898..

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