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Lipoma of parotid: a case report


Lipomas are common benign soft tissue neoplasm, but they seldom occur in head and neck regions compared to other sites. Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) accompanied with Computed tomography (CT) scan and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) determines its diagnosis preoperatively. In symptomatic cases, surgery remains the treatment of choice but requires an experienced surgeon because of possible damage to the facial nerve and its branches. The authors have discussed a rare case of lipoma, involving the deep and superficial lobe of parotid of a 42-year-old female patient with emphasis on its characteristics, preoperative diagnostic methods and its surgery. This case report shows MRI’s to be potent diagnostic tool for Lipoma of the parotid, by means of which a surgical procedure could be planned while maintaining function and aesthetics.


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Correspondence to Ripon M. Chowdhury MDS.

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Chowdhury, R.M., Roy, D. & Pattari, S.K. Lipoma of parotid: a case report. Egypt J Otolaryngol 33, 691–693 (2017).

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  • lipoma
  • parotid
  • preoperative diagnosis