Parotid infantile hemangioma

Case contributed by Ahmad Allababidi


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

Patient Data

Age: 1 year
Gender: Female

Homogenous echogenic parotid mass containig fine echogenic septaions with strong color‐coded duplex activity.


There is a 2.1 x 2.7 cm measuring mass in the left parotid gland. Hypointense in T1, hyperintense in T2. Homogeneously strong and early contrast enhancement is demonstrated. No infiltration of the surrounding structures. No pathologically enlarged lymph nodes.

This finding is compatible with an infantile hemangioma.

Case Discussion

Infantile hemangiomas are benign vascular neoplasms that are the most common head and neck tumors of infancy.

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