A rare case of dermoid cyst associated with parotid gland in a male buffalo calf
The report describes a 1.5-month-old male buffalo calf weighing 45 kgs presented with the history of soft swelling in the right temporal region since birth. The dorso-ventral radiograph of the skull revealed no bony structure in the region of soft tissue swelling. However, the teeth of right-side mandible were severely mal-aligned. The ultrasound scans of the swelling showed anechoic contents with no blood supply. The echocardiography and chest radiography ruled out any congenital heart defect. The surgery to drain the cystic swelling and placement of foley’s catheter was done under sedation and local infiltration anaesthesia. The inner lining of the swelling had lathery appearance with small hair on it, which was removed and sent for histopathology, which diagnosed the condition to be a dermoid cyst associated with the parotid gland. Telephonic follow up at 2 month reported a moderate reoccurrence of the swelling to which the owner denied treatment.
The study reports a rare case of dermoid cyst associated with parotid gland in a male buffalo calf and recommends removal/chemical destruction of the affected gland along with the drainage for a successful outcome.