Facial process of parotid gland

Case contributed by Dr Huda B. Gharbia

Presentation

Submandibular pain.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Female

Right parotid gland shows anterior extension of superficial part of the gland, overlying the masseter muscle.

Bilateral lymphadenopathy involving the submental, submandibular and superficial cervical lymph nodes.

Case Discussion

Anterior gland extension in continuation with main gland, likely facial process of the gland, anatomic variant.

How to use cases

You can use Radiopaedia cases in a variety of ways to help you learn and teach.

Creating your own cases is easy.

Updating… Please wait.

 Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

 Thank you for updating your details.