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  1. S. K. Yadav and S. Shrestha, “Rhinosporidiosis of the parotid duct,” Case Reports in Dentistry, vol. 2014, Article ID 131794, 5 pages, 2014.
Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2014, Article ID 131794, 5 pages
Case Report

Rhinosporidiosis of the Parotid Duct

1Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Chitwan Medical College Pvt. Ltd, P.O. Box 42, Bharatpur 10, Nepal
2IAOMS Fellow Oral and Maxillofacial Oncology and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Peking University School of Stomatology, 22 Zhongguancun South Avenue, Beijing 100081, China
3Department of Prosthodontics, National Academy of Medical Sciences, Bir Hospital, P.O. Box 13606, Kathmandu, Nepal

Received 21 October 2013; Accepted 19 November 2013; Published 28 January 2014

Academic Editors: P. Lopez Jornet, Y. Morimoto, and N. H. Rohleder

Copyright © 2014 Santosh Kumar Yadav and Suraksha Shrestha. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Rhinosporidiosis is a benign chronic granulomatous infection caused by Rhinosporidiosis seeberi (R. seeberi). Rhinosporidiosis is endemic in South Asia, notably in Southern India and Sri Lanka. The common sites of involvement are the nose and nasopharynx followed by ocular tissue. Rhinosporidiosis is also known to involve many rare sites and may become disseminated to ocular in generalized form. Rhinosporidiosis of parotid duct is extremely rare. The case presented here is of 18-year-old male from the nonendemic zone of Nepal with a proliferative mass in the parotid duct. Although rhinosporidiosis was not taken into consideration in the clinical differential diagnosis, eventual histopathological diagnosis confirmed rhinosporidiosis. Thus clinicians should be flexible in the differential diagnosis of proliferative growth in the parotid duct, even in those cases which are from nonendemic areas.