Cystic Teratoma of the Parotid Gland Involving Parapharyngeal Space: A Case Report and with Literature Review [post]

Hongsheng Liu, Jiafeng Duan, Gang Li, Jia Zhang, Pengfeng Sun
2021 unpublished
Background: Teratomas are common neoplasms but are extremely rarely found in the parotid gland region, most benign teratomas are cystic, also known as mature cystic teratomas, and only 9 cases have been reported in the literature.Case presentation: Herein, we reported a single case of a patient with giant cystic teratoma in the left parotid gland deep lobe extended into the parapharyngeal space. The tumor was diagnosed based on complete preoperative imaging CT and MRI data and then
more » ... ly confirmed by pathology.Conclusion: Preoperative CT and MRI scanning are useful in determining the nature of teratomas and perform differential diagnosis of teratoma in the parotid gland by showing calcification, fatty elements, and a fat-liquid level in the parotid gland cyst. Yet, surgery and pathology can provide a final diagnosis.
doi:10.21203/ fatcat:2hxdzpgeqnamddetzyp3xxb4di