Pleomorphic adenoma of parotid gland

Case contributed by Maulik S Patel
Diagnosis almost certain


Focal swelling involving left angle of mandible region for the last 4 months. No pain.

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Female

There is a well-defined, hypoechoic lesion in superficial lobe of left parotid gland. There is no calcification / cystic changes / flow signals in lesion. There is posterior acoustic enhancement. Rest of the gland shows normal echopattern without dilated ducts / other lesions.

Superficial lobe of right parotid gland and bilateral submandibular glands were normal ( images not uploaded )

Case Discussion

Middle aged female presents with painless enlarging mass in left angle of mandible region.

Ultrasound shows a hypoechoic lesion in superficial lobe of parotid gland.

FNAC revealed pleomorphic adenoma.

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