A Rare Case of Superficial Parotid Lipoma

Jawad Hasnaoui
2017 Global Journal of Otolaryngology  
The occurrence of lipomas in the parotid gland is extremely rare, and impossible to differentiate clinically. The entity's incidence is about 0.6-4.4% of parotid gland mass lesions and history of previous trauma in the area is the most common pathophysiological mechanism described. We present a case of a 54-year-old man with parotid lipoma treated with superficial parotidectomy with facial nerve preservation. The diagnosis of parotid lipoma is based on clinical, radiological and histological
more » ... and histological arguments. CT and/or MRI evaluation of the head and neck is very important, although histological confirmation is critical.
doi:10.19080/gjo.2017.06.555692 fatcat:kmvfi3uclzcefkvuhryia4rvou