Adenoid cystic carcinoma of the parotid gland

Case contributed by Dr Maxime St-Amant


Right parotid mass.

Patient Data

Age: 60 years
Gender: Female

CECT shows an ill-defined mass located in the superficial lobe of the right parotid gland, homogeneously enhancing.

Although the CT scan is suboptimal because of metallic artifacts, the most probable diagnosis, in this case, is adenoid cystic carcinoma of the parotid gland.

Case Discussion

The diagnosis of adenoid cystic carcinoma was confirmed on pathology.

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Case information

rID: 20128
Published: 4th Nov 2012
Last edited: 28th Nov 2019
Tag: senior
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