Volume 15, Number 4, December 2003

Lipoma of the Parotid Gland


Hiroyuki Harada,1 Ken Omura1,2

1Department of Oral Restitution, Division of Oral Health Sciences, Graduate School, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo, and 2Division of Head and Neck Surgery, Chiba Cancer Center Hospital,Chiba, Japan

Abstract
Lipomas are common soft tissue neoplasms but are rarely found in the parotid gland. This report is of a 58-year-old man who had a 3.0 x 2.5 cm soft mass in the right parotid gland. At operation, the main trunk of the facial nerve was identified and a superficial parotidectomy was undertaken. This tumour was histologically diagnosed as a lipoma.

Key words:
Lipoma, Parotid gland, Superficial parotidectomy

Asian J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2003;15:292-294.

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