Accessory parotid glands

Case contributed by Dr Dalia Ibrahim


Right cheek swelling. A subcutaneous lipoma was suspected.

Patient Data

Age: 25 years
Gender: Female

The right accessory parotid gland is seen lateral to the right masseter muscle, distinctly separate from the main parotid gland, with the same CT density of both parotid glands.

The smaller left accessory parotid gland is seen opposite the anterior lateral aspect of the left masseter muscle.


Case Discussion

This case may represent accessory parotid glands based on CT characteristics.

Case courtesy of Dr. Mohamed Talaat, Kasr Al Ainy Medical school.

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Case information

rID: 27289
Published: 27th Jan 2014
Last edited: 27th May 2020
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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