An unusual distribution of herpes zoster mandibularis post total parotidectomy.

Affiliation

Chen N(1), Gordon R(2), Taylor M(2), Aung AK(3), Teh BM(4).
Author information:
(1)Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Monash Health, Clayton, Victoria, Australia. Electronic address: [Email]
(2)Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Alfred Health, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
(3)Department of General Medicine and Infectious Diseases, Alfred Health, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia.
(4)Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Monash Health, Clayton, Victoria, Australia; Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Alfred Health, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia.

Abstract

This case report highlights an unusual presentation of herpes zoster mandibularis in an immunocompromised patient with previous head and neck surgery, with relative sparing of the cheek. It demonstrates the importance of critically considering past medical and surgical history in clinical diagnosis and management of the disease.