Parotid adenocarcinoma

Case contributed by Assoc Prof Frank Gaillard

Note: This case has been tagged as "legacy" as it no longer meets image preparation and/or other case publication guidelines.

MRI

Parotid mass with perineural invasion of facial nerve, and extension towards parapharyngeal space.

Case Discussion

Parotid adenocarcinoma with perineural invasion of facial nerve, and extension towards parapharyngeal space.

Pathology report

Right total parotidectomy:

  • adenocarcinoma, not otherwise specified
  • high grade
  • size 18mm
  • perineural invasion: Present
  • necrotic tumor at resection margin
  • viable tumor <0.5mm from resection margin
  • tumor involves one intraparotid lymph node

Incidental adenolymphoma.

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