Pleomorphic parotid adenoma

Case contributed by Dr Saad Ahmed Saad Hassan


Right parotid mass.

Patient Data

Age: 55 years.
Gender: Male

There is a sharply marginated, oval mass involving the tail of the right parotid gland, it elicits a low signal intensity on T1-weighted images and very high signal intensity on T2-weighted images with intense post-contrast enhancement. The mass measures 2 x1.7 x 1.6 in its CC, AP and TS diameters. 

Case Discussion


Cellular smears show an abundance of fibromyxoid fibrillery matrix material with spindle cells and plenty of plasmacytoid epithelial cells in the background. Overall, the appearances favor a cellular pleomorphic adenoma, myoepithelial rich.

PlayAdd to Share

Case information

rID: 70507
Published: 23rd Aug 2019
Last edited: 27th Aug 2019
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Poole NHS Foundation Trust

Updating… Please wait.

 Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

 Thank you for updating your details.