Pleomorphic adenoma - parotid gland

Case contributed by Dr Ammar Haouimi


Progressive painless swelling of the left parotid region.

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Female

There is a well-defined lobulated hypoechoic lesion measuring 36 x 33 x 24 mm located in the superficial lobe of the left parotid gland. 

The right parotid and submandibular glands were normal.

Case Discussion

The ultrasound features of a well-defined hypoechoic lesion in the superficial lobe of the parotid gland in a middle-aged female patient are suggestive of a pleomorphic adenoma which was pathologically proven.

The salivary glands are the most common site of pleomorphic adenomas with 84% in the parotid gland.

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Case information

rID: 89841
Published: 22nd Jun 2021
Last edited: 24th Jun 2021
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Aurès Medical Imaging Center - Batna Algeria

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