Pleomorphic adenoma of parotid gland
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Soft-touch mass-like bulge in the lateral upper neck with progressive enlargement during the recent eight months.
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Ill-defined solid mass lesion axial width up to 30 x 25 mm and height up to 22 mm and mild to moderate heterogenous enhancement in left parotid gland superficial lobe anterolateral part is seen. No obvious deep extension of the mass is noted.
The case illustrates some contrast-enhanced features of pathology-proved pleomorphic adenoma of the parotid gland. The tumor can slowly enlarge and has some risks of malignancy if left untreated. The treatment is surgical either subtotal or total superficial parotidectomy 1.
- 1. Guerra G, Testa D, Montagnani S et al. Surgical Management of Pleomorphic 1. 1. Adenoma of Parotid Gland in Elderly Patients: Role of Morphological Features. Int J Surg. 2014;12 Suppl 2:S12-6. doi:10.1016/j.ijsu.2014.08.391 - Pubmed