Benign mixed salivary tumour of the parotid gland

Case contributed by Dr Ahmed Abdrabou


Headache, anosmia, nasal obstruction and post nasal discharge

Patient Data

Age: 40 years old
Gender: Male

An acute attack of sinusitis is noted involving the left maxillary sinus which shows air/fluid level, with the rest of right maxillary, both frontal, both ethmoidal air cells and left sphenoid sinuses show mucoperiosteal thickening of chronic sinusitis.

An accidental discovery of left parotid gland well defined, homogenous hyperdense to the rest of the gland rounded mass with no necrosis, calcification or infiltration of the adjacent structures.

Case Discussion

The mass was excised and pathology revealed benign mixed salivary tumour or pleomorphic adenoma of the parotid gland.

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Case information

rID: 35261
Case created: 29th Mar 2015
Last edited: 15th Jun 2016
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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