A 30-year-old man had a pleomorphic adenoma removed from his left parotid gland

A 30-year-old man had a pleomorphic adenoma removed from his left parotid gland

 

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A 30-year-old man had a pleomorphic adenoma removed from his left parotid gland. His postoperative course was uncomplicated. Two months later, he noted that his left cheek became wet while he was eating. Believing that saliva was being discharged from the parotidectomy scar, he went to the emergency department.

What diagnosis is suggested?

Parotitis
Otitis externa
Herpes zoster
Frey’s syndrome
Parotid adenoma

 

 

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