Parapharyngeal pleomorphic adenoma

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert

Presentation

Incidental finding in an MRI of the cervical spine for suspected disc disease.

Patient Data

Age: 30
Gender: Male
Modality: MRI

Ovoid mass in the prestyloid parapharyngeal space on the right with sharp borders, inhomogeneous T2 signal, and only faint enhancement.

Case Discussion

About half of masses in this compartment arise from salivary gland tissue, mostly from the deep parotid lobe. Pleomorphic adenoma is the most common of these.

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Case Information

rID: 16796
Case created: 20th Feb 2012
Last edited: 27th Oct 2015
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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