Infantile hemangioma - parotid

Case contributed by Ammar Haouimi
Diagnosis probable


Swelling of the right parotid region, increasing in size since birth.

Patient Data

Age: 4 months
Gender: Male

There is a large lobulated soft tissue mass within the right parotid gland, involving both superficial and deep lobes, isodense to the muscles on precontrast images with intense and relatively homogeneous enhancement on postcontrast images, containing large internal vessels from the external carotid artery. The left parotid gland appears normal.

Case Discussion

CT features suggestive of parotid infantile hemangioma.


Additional contributor: C. Boukaaba, MD

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