Parapharyngeal lipoma

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert

Presentation

Foreign body sensation, dysphagia. Right sided discomfort.

Patient Data

Age: 60
Gender: Male
CT

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 tumor 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: 13th Aug 2019
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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