Facial process of parotid gland

Case contributed by Dr Huda B. Gharbia


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.

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