Post-auricular cancer recurrence

Case contributed by Dr Smita Deb


?Recurrence post resection of left floor of mouth cancer

Patient Data

Age: 52
Gender: Male
  • Large nodular area of enhancement in the left post auricular region, infiltrating both deep and superficial left parotid gland lobes (4.1 x 4.3 x3.8cm)
  • Irregular heterogeneous enhancement with infiltration up to the skull base involving the left stylomastoid foramen.
  • Minor enhancement along the descending portion of the left facial nerve.
  • Irregular enhancement involves the left temporomandibular joint.
  • No definite marrow signal abnormality within the left ramus of mandible.
  • Probable separate nodal mass in the retromandibular region measuring 12 x 15mm.
  • Mild soft tissue thickening on the left wall of the oropharynx and adjacent soft palate.

Case Discussion

Case submitted by Dr Smita Deb and A/Prof Pramit Phal.

Left post-auricular recurrence involving left parotid gland, skull base, facial nerve and TMJ.

Previous resection with soft tissue flap reconstruction.

PlayAdd to Share

Case information

rID: 31169
Published: 25th Feb 2015
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

Updating… Please wait.

Alert accept

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

Alert accept Thank you for updating your details.