Venous malformation of the parotid gland

Case contributed by Roberto Schubert
Diagnosis probable


Soft swelling of the right parotid gland with minimal flow on color coded ultrasound.

Patient Data

Age: 50
Gender: Female

Sharply delineated lession with very high signal on T2 and avid enhancement from the periphery to the center. Non-enhancing areas probably due to thrombotic material.

Case Discussion

This type of lesion is also labeled as a cavernous hemangioma in the pertinent literature. However unlike infantile hemangiomas, it is a congenital malformation, that does not regress spontaneously.

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