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Chemocauterization of Congenital Fistula from the Accessory Parotid Gland

By J. Hun Hah, Bong Jik Kim, Myung-Whun Sung and Kwang Hyun Kim


Congenital sialo-cutaneous fistula arising from the accessory parotid gland is extremely rare. Although the fistula tract can be successfully excised after making a skin incision along the skin tension line around the fistula opening, a facial scar inevitably remains. We here report a case of sialo-cutaneous fistula that was treated with chemocauterization with trichloroacetic acid (TCA). TCA cauterization is an easy and effective option for the treatment of congenital fistula from an accessory parotid gland, especially from the aesthetic point of view

Topics: Case Report
Publisher: Korean Society of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
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