Lipoma of the parotid gland

Christopher Yeoh Siu Yeoh, Min Han Kong, Azman Mawaddah, Geok Chin Tan, K. A. Affandi

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-26
Number of pages4
JournalEgyptian Journal of Ear, Nose, Throat and Allied Sciences
Volume20
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019

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Liposarcoma
Neoplasms
Fine Needle Biopsy
Cell Biology
Fats
Pain

Keywords

  • Head and neck
  • Lipoma
  • Liposarcoma
  • Parotid gland tumor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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Lipoma of the parotid gland. / Yeoh, Christopher Yeoh Siu; Kong, Min Han; Mawaddah, Azman; Tan, Geok Chin; Affandi, K. A.

In: Egyptian Journal of Ear, Nose, Throat and Allied Sciences, Vol. 20, No. 1, 01.01.2019, p. 23-26.

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Yeoh, Christopher Yeoh Siu ; Kong, Min Han ; Mawaddah, Azman ; Tan, Geok Chin ; Affandi, K. A. / Lipoma of the parotid gland. In: Egyptian Journal of Ear, Nose, Throat and Allied Sciences. 2019 ; Vol. 20, No. 1. pp. 23-26.
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