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Lipoma of the parotid gland

Christopher, Yeoh and Min Han, Kong and Azman, Mawaddah and Ahmad Affandi, Khairunisa and Tan, Geok Chin (2019) Lipoma of the parotid gland. Egyptian Journal of Ear Nose Throat and Allied Science, 20 (1). pp. 23-26. ISSN 2090-0740

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Introduction: Lipoma of the parotid gland is rare in the head and neck region. It is a soft tissue benign tumor originating from areas composed of fat. Occurrence of lipoma is often sporadic and rarely inherited. Case report: A 74-year-old male presented with a left sided neck swelling which was gradually increasing in size over a duration of 10 years. It was associated with intermittent pain 6 months prior to presentation. Discussion: Lipoma is the commonest benign mesenchymal tumor and is a relatively uncommon presentation in the head and neck region. Often a fine needle aspiration cytology is able to indicate the presence of a lipoma. However, with the computed tomographic scan, the level of attenuation is able to indicate the presence of a lipoma. Although benign, there are reports of malignant transformation to a liposarcoma. Conclusion: Lipoma of the parotid gland is often mistaken for other tumors hence an accurate clinical assessment together with preoperative imaging and histopathological examination helps to facilitate the diagnosis.

Item Type: Article (Case Report)
Additional Information: 7120/85944
Uncontrolled Keywords: Head and neck, lipoma, liposarcoma, parotid gland tumor
Subjects: R Medicine > RB Pathology
R Medicine > RF Otorhinolaryngology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine
Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Pathology & Lab Medicine
Depositing User: Dr Khairunisa Ahmad Affandi
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2020 09:08
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2020 16:52
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/85944

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