Parotid mucoepidermoid carcinoma

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel

Presentation

Complaining of nodular swelling in parotid region for a few months.

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Female
Ultrasound

A lesion is noted at the site pointed to by the patient.

It is in the superficial lobe of right parotid gland. Lesion abuts the capsule of gland. It measures 11 x 10 x 9 mm. Lesion is well-defined, hypoechoic with central calcifcation focus.

Vascularity is noted in the solid part of the lesion.

Case Discussion

This lesion was excised. Histopathology - low-grade mucoepidermoid carcinoma.

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Case information

rID: 19589
Published: 27th Sep 2012
Last edited: 5th Mar 2018
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