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First branchial cleft cyst (type II)

November 1, 2009  |  Gadodia Ankur, MD, DNB, Ashu Seith Bhalla, MD, and Raju Sharma, MD

Atypical lipomatous tumor/well-differentiated liposarcoma of the parotid gland: Case report and literature review

October 1, 2009  |  Usama Mahmood, MD, John D. Nguyen, MD, John Chang, MD, Mai Gu, MD, PhD, and Brian J.F. Wong, MD, PhD


Although liposarcoma is the second most common soft-tissue sarcoma in adults, it is exceedingly rare in the head and neck. According to our MEDLINE search, only 11 cases of liposarcoma of the parotid gland have been reported since 1968. We report a new case of primary atypical...

Intraparotid facial nerve schwannoma: Clinician beware

August 1, 2009  |  Neil Tanna, MD, MBA, Philip E. Zapanta, MD, Leela Lavasani, MD, and Nader Sadeghi, MD


Intraparotid facial nerve schwannomas are rare neoplasms that are challenging to diagnose and manage. Many patients present with a painless, palpable facial mass. The presence of facial paralysis is variable. Imaging studies and fine-needle aspiration cytology are not always...

Distal parotid duct pseudocyst as a result of blunt facial trauma

August 1, 2009  |  Ashkan Monfared, MD, Justin Ortiz, MD, and Carrie Roller, MD


The sequelae of sharp trauma to the parotid duct, such as sialocele and salivary fistula, are well known. In contrast, complications of blunt trauma to the parotid duct are not as common. A search of the English-language literature revealed 2 cases of parotid pseudocysts caused...

Oncocytoma of the parotid gland

May 1, 2009  |  Deba P. Sarma, MD and Eric E. Santos, MD

Epidermoid carcinoma involving the parotid gland and orbital region: Case report of a rare entity

July 1, 2008  |  Sundus Aslan, MD, Haluk Yavuz, MD, Rana Altan-Yaycioglu, MD, Filiz Bolat, MD, and Nuri Ozgirgin, MD


Epidermoid carcinoma (also known as squamous cell carcinoma) of the parotid gland is more prevalent among the elderly, as are other head and neck tumors. In most cases it is observed either as a nodal metastasis of a primary tumor that drains into the parotid area or as a...

Multiple pilomatrixomas: Case report and literature review

April 1, 2008  |  Shashidhar Sadda Reddy, MD, MPH, Swarupa A. Gadre, MD, Patrick Adegboyega, MD, and Arun K. Gadre, MD


Pilomatrixoma is a rare, benign, circumscribed, calcifying epithelial neoplasm that is derived from hair matrix cells. Multiple pilomatrixomas are uncommon. We describe a case of multiple pilomatrixomas in a 23-year-old black woman who presented with lesions on her face and...

Bilateral multinodular oncocytomas of the parotid arising in a background of bilateral oncocytic nodular hyperplasia

January 1, 2008  |  Jason Hyde, MD, Masayoshi Takashima, MD, Brennan Dodson, MD, and Sherif Said, MD, PhD


Oncocytic tumors of the major salivary glands are rare, accounting for less than 1% of all salivary gland tumors. When they do occur, these neoplasms typically present as solitary nodules that affect only one major salivary gland, usually the parotid. Multiple bilateral...

Deep-lobe parotid tumor presenting in the parapharyngeal space

December 1, 2007  |  Sofia Avitia, MD, Jason S. Hamilton, MD, and Ryan F. Osborne, MD, FACS

Osteoclast-like giant-cell tumor of the parotid with salivary duct carcinoma: Case report and cytologic, histologic, and immunohistochemical findings

October 1, 2007  | 

Maryam Kadivar, MD, APCP;
Yalda Nilipour, MD;
Alireza Sadeghipour, MD, APCP



Squamous cell carcinoma of the accessory parotid gland

October 1, 2007  |  Ryan F. Osborne, MD, FACS

An 85-year-old man presented with a persistent right accessory parotid gland carcinoma after surgical resection and radiotherapy (figure 1). The patient had been initially diagnosed by fine-needle aspiration as having a moderately to well-differentiated keratinizing squamous cell carcinoma of...

Use of AlloDerm implant to improve cosmesis after parotidectomy

August 1, 2007  |  Suzanne M. Sachsman, MS; Dale H. Rice, MD
We evaluated the effectiveness and practicality of using AlloDerm, an acellular human dermal matrix graft, as an...


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