Parapharyngeal lipoma

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert


Foreign body sensation, dysphagia. Right sided discomfort.

Patient Data

Age: 60
Gender: Male

Large mass with homogeneous fat attenuation in the right parapharyngeal space, displacing the calcified internal carotid artery and protruding into the pharynx. Subfascial extension into the prevertebral musculature also seems to be present.

Case Discussion

Lipoma is the most common benign tumour of the head and neck region. However, involvement of the deep neck compartments is rather exceptional.

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Case information

rID: 15986
Published: 2nd Dec 2011
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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