Pleomorphic adenoma of parotid gland

Case contributed by Shervin Sharifkashani
Diagnosis almost certain


Soft tissue bulge in the upper left side neck for two years has been enlarged recently.

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Male

A homogenously enhanced well-defined and minimally lobulated margin solid mass axial width up to 18 x 15 mm and height up to 23 mm in left side parotid gland posterior inferior superficial lobe is seen. 

Case Discussion

The case illustrates the non-contrast and contrast-enhanced MDCT features of pathology-proved pleomorphic adenoma of the parotid gland. The tumor can progressively enlarge and be complicated by carcinoma ex pleomorphic adenoma.

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