A case of chronic, recurrent and asymptomatic facial swelling in a young male is presented. Swelling extended from lower midface to upper lateral neck and right commissure to anterior massetric border. History, clinical signs and symptoms and examination pointed towards the benign nature of the swelling. Fine-needle aspiration cytology tapered the diagnostic possibilities to a salivary cyst or pseudocyst. Ultrasonography identified the lesion to contain echogenic fluid with irregular borders.
Thyroid disease: A checklist of skin, hair, and nail changes
A rare cause of lateral facial swelling
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Thyroid Disease Description
Although your thyroid gland sits deep in your neck, your dermatologist may be the first doctor to notice signs of thyroid disease. Caught early, treatment can prevent complications. When thyroid disease goes untreated for years, it can lead to a dangerously slow or fast heartbeat, an injury that refuses to heal, or unrelenting pain.
Swelling is when areas of the body enlarge, often due to inflammation or fluid buildup. It can occur in the joints and extremities, as well as in other parts of the body, like the face. Swollen cheeks can make your face noticeably puffy or rounder. The swelling can develop without pain, or with symptoms like tenderness, itching, or tingling. It might feel as if you have mouth swelling inside the cheek.