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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2016, Article ID 2672496, 5 pages
Case Report

Congenital Unilateral Agenesis of the Parotid Gland: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Philipp University, Marburg, Germany

Received 16 August 2016; Accepted 12 October 2016

Academic Editor: Anastasios Markopoulos

Copyright © 2016 Afshin Teymoortash and Stephan Hoch. 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.


Congenital unilateral agenesis of the parotid gland is a rare condition with only few cases reported in the literature. A review of 21 cases in the available literature is presented in this article. We report on a further case of a 34-year-old woman with agenesis of the left parotid gland and lipoma of the right cheek. Clinicopathological characteristics of described cases in the literature were discussed.