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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 90-93

Accessory parotid gland tumors

Department of General Surgery, M. S. Ramaiah Medical College and Hospital, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

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Sreevathsa M Ramachar
Department of General Surgery, M. S. Ramaiah Medical College and Hospital, Mathikere, M.S.R Nagar Post, Bangalore - 560 094, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/2231-0746.95334

PMID: 23483721

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Tumors of accessory parotid gland are considered in the differential diagnosis of a mid cheek mass. Parotidectomy is the procedure of choice. All pathological types of parotid main gland tumors occur in the accessory parotid gland also. Presenting as a mid cheek or infrazygomatic mass, the tumors of this accessory parotid gland are notorious for recurrences, if adequate margins are not achieved. We describe two such cases of such a tumor. 40-year-old male with a slowly progressive mid cheek mass was operated by a mid cheek incision. Histopathology of the tumor was pleomorphic adenoma. Facial nerve paresis recovered complelety in 6 months. A 52-year-old female with progressive mid cheek mass who underwent parotidectomy and neck dissection by a modified Blair's incision was diagnosed with extranodal marginal zone lymphoma with focal transformation to a diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. Chemotherapy with CHOP regime was initiated. There was no recurrence at 6 months of follow-up. Lymphoma of accessory parotid gland is a very rare tumor. Standard parotidectomy incision is advocated to prevent damage to facial nerve branches.

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