JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY, cilt.20, ss.1163-1164, 2009 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)
Most preauricular masses are Parotid neoplasms; however, some infectious and inflammatory Causes may exhibit similar presentation. Toxoplasmosis is a worldwide parasitary disease. The clinical presentation of toxoplasmosis is mostly asymptomatic and may include subfebrile fever, fatigue, and lymphadenopathy. Only 13 clinical reports of intraglandular toxoplasmic lymphadenitis have been previously reported in the English literature. A careful history and examination with appropriate investigations, including immunoglobulin G avidity assay, will frequently provide the diagnosis of intraparotid toxoplasmosis. Surgery might therefore have been delayed or avoided depending oil it satisfactory clinical improvement in consequence of proper medical treatment.