Venous malformation of the parotid gland

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert

Presentation

Soft swelling of the right parotid gland with minimal flow on colour 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 centre. Non-enhancing areas probably due to thrombotic material.

Case Discussion

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

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Case information

rID: 19095
Case created: 6th Aug 2012
Last edited: 7th Feb 2017
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