Facial process of the parotid gland

Case contributed by Dr Heba Abdelmonem


Accidentally discovered during routine examination of the neck

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Female

Bilateral abnormal anterior extension of the anterior margins of the parotid more demonstrated on the left side.

Case Discussion

Being attached to the gland, clearly, differentiate facial process from accessory parotid glands.

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Case information

rID: 52563
Published: 12th Apr 2017
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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