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Mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the parotid gland

Case contributed by Mansi S
Diagnosis almost certain


Right parotid region swelling for one year.

Patient Data

Age: 20 years
Gender: Female

A well-defined solid-cystic lesion epicenter in the superficial lobe of the right parotid gland extending into the deep parotid lobe with cystic components appearing as T1 hypointense, T2 hyperintense and T2 hypointense / T1 isointense solid component within. Solid component shows heterogenous post contrast enhancement. No evidence of extra-parotid extension. Surrounding fat planes are normal. Retromandibular vein seen anterior to lesion and shows maintained flow void.

Case Discussion

Biopsy-proven case of mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the right parotid gland.

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