Parotid lipoma

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


Painless swelling in left parotid region - 2 yrs. FNA - about 2 back - Lipoma.

Patient Data

Age: about 55 yrs
Gender: Male

An ovoid, well-defined,  mass lesion is seen in superficial lobe of LEFT parotid gland. 

  • lesion is hypoechoic as compared to normal gland parenchyma. 
  • linear internal strands are noted in the lesion.
  • it is partly compressible.
  • no calcification or cystic areas  or vascularity is ntoed in the lesion. 
  • meausres 40 x 35 x 13 mm.
  • rest of the superficial lobe of LEFT parotid gland show normal echopatten. 
  • no other solid or cystic mass lesion is noted.

Case Discussion

Findings favour parotid enlargement due to lipoma.

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Case information

rID: 23815
Published: 10th Jul 2013
Last edited: 18th Dec 2015
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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