Giant pleomorphic adenoma of the parotid gland: a case report

  • Ernesto Carmona Fernàndez
  • Jorje Luis Pineda Izquierdo
  • Osiris Suàrez
Keywords: Giant pleomorphic adenoma, parotid tumour, neck mass, Namibia

Abstract

Pleomorphic adenomas account for the majority of parotid masses, typically arising in the tail of the gland and enlarging slowly. Most are 2 to 6 cm in size when resected. We report the resection of a benign mixed tumour of the left parotid gland with a history of bleeding. The resected tumour measured 21 cm in diameter, weighed 1.81 kg, and on pathologic examination was a benign mixed tumour without malignant degeneration. The implications of this unusual case for the management of mixed tumours are discussed with a review of the literature.

Published
2021-08-24
Section
Case Reports

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eISSN: 2309-4613
print ISSN: 2309-4605