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Unilateral parotid agenesis associated with pleomorphic adenoma of ipsilateral accessory parotid gland

January 24, 2013  |  Ashu Bhalla Seith, MD, MAMS; Ankur Gadodia, MD, DNB, MNAMS, FRCR; Raju Sharma, MD, MNAMS; Rajinder Parshad, MS


Congenital agenesis of the parotid gland is rare, and its association with accessory parotid tissue is even rarer. We report an unusual case of unilateral agenesis of the left parotid gland associated with pleomorphic adenoma of the left accessory parotid gland. To best of our...

Intraparotid arterial aneurysm treated with embolization followed by surgical resection

December 31, 2012  |  Daniel T. Ganc, MD; Charles Prestigiacomo, MD; Soly Baredes, MD


We describe the case of a 41-year-old woman who presented to a local facial plastic surgeon for evaluation of a cosmetic defect of the cheek of 1 month's duration. When imaging revealed the presence of a vascular mass, the patient was referred to us. Further imaging...

Unusual presentation of Sjogren syndrome: Multiple parotid cysts

November 1, 2012  |  Ankur Gadodia, MD, DNB; Ashu Seith, MD; Raju Sharma, MD


Sjögren syndrome is a chronic autoimmune exocrinopathy that destroys salivary and lacrimal gland tissue. We report an unusual case of this disease in a 40-year-old woman who presented with bilateral parotid cystic masses. As this case illustrates, Sjögren syndrome should be...

Avoiding misdiagnosis in venous malformation of the parotid

August 10, 2012  |  Jason Hamilton, MD, FACS; Reena Gupta, MD, FACS

To avoid mistaking parotid masses and venous malformations for each other, based on imaging, requires a high level of clinical suspicioun, especially when operative findings and images are contradictory.

Atypical presentation of mucoepidermoid carcinoma after radiation therapy for the treatment of keloids

July 5, 2012  |  James K. Fortson, MD, MPH; Michael Rosenthal, DMD; Vijaykumar Patel, MBBS, FRCS; Gillian E. Lawrence, MD; Jennifer S. Lin, MD


Radiation therapy to the head and neck for the treatment of benign diseases carries the potential for the late development of carcinoma. Low-dose radiation has been used as an adjunctive treatment for recurrent keloids, especially massive keloids, but the...

Intraparotid neurofibromatosis

June 4, 2012  |  Ryan F. Osborne, MD, FACS; Jason S. Hamilton, MD, FACS; Reena Gupta, MD, FACS

Neurofibromas, which occur in the peripheral nervous system, frequently begin asymptomatically, but as they grow and compress underlying nerve fascicles, they can cause pain, weakness, and numbness.

Mycobacterial tuberculosis superimposed on a Warthin tumor

May 1, 2012  |  Kang-Chao Wu, MD; Bo-Nien Chen, MD


The concomitant occurrence of tuberculosis infection within a Warthin tumor is extremely rare, as only 6 cases have been previously reported in the English-language literature. We report a new case in a 92-year-old man, who presented with a 20-year history of a painless...

Neuroendocrine carcinoma of the head and neck: A 20-year case series

March 1, 2012  |  Ryan Meacham, MD, Laura Matrka, MD, Enver Ozer, MD, H. Gulcin Ozer, PhD, Paul Wakely, MD, and Manisha Shah, MD


Neuroendocrine carcinoma (NEC) can be an aggressive disease with locoregional and distant metastasis. We present this article (1) to highlight the typical presentation of NEC in head and neck primary sites such as the parotid gland, paranasal sinuses, and supraglottis and (2)...

Parotidectomy for treatment of bulimic parotid hypertrophy

February 18, 2012  |  Ryan F. Osborne, MD, FACS, Jason S. Hamilton, MD, FACS, and Hootan Zandifar, MD, FACS

A case of congenital fistula from an accessory parotid gland: Diagnosis and treatment

January 25, 2012  |  Fábio Roberto Pinto, MD, PhD


The author reports a case of congenital fistula from an accessory parotid gland and describes its diagnosis and treatment. The patient was referred to the author's clinic for evaluation of a continuous serous discharge from a small orifice in the left cheek near the angle of...

Giant cell tumor of the masticator space: Case report and literature review

November 22, 2011  |  Melissa L. Somers, MD, Scott A. McLean, MD, PhD, and Frank Torres, MD


Giant cell tumors of the head and neck are rare. We describe the case of a 50-year-old man who presented with otalgia and eustachian tube dysfunction. After his symptoms persisted despite aggressive medical management, further investigation revealed the presence of a firmness...

Bilateral multicystic parotid masses in primary Sjögren syndrome

October 27, 2011  |  Alex S.L. Toh, MRCS, DO-HNS, Stephen J. Broomfield, MRCS, Lee-Suan Teh, MD, FRCP, Muhammad B. Aslam, FRCPath, Gavin Duncan, FRCR, and Pradeep Morar, MD, FRCSEd(ORL-HNS)


We report the case of a 48-year-old woman who presented with bilateral parotid gland enlargement as the initial manifestation of primary Sjögren syndrome. Magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated multiple areas of low-intensity signal mixed with foci of high-intensity signal, a...


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