Parotid adenocarcinoma

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard
Modality: 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 tumour at resection margin.
  • Viable tumour <0.5mm from resection margin.
  • Tumour involves one intraparotid lymph node.

Incidental adenolymphoma.

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Case Information

rID: 3354
Case created: 22nd May 2008
Last edited: 9th Oct 2015
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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