Oncocytoma: a mystifying parotid mass

Authors

  • Jeevan G. Sanjive Department of General Surgery, Vijaya Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu http://orcid.org/0000-0002-0258-4746
  • N. S. Reddy Department of ENT, Vijaya Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
  • V. Soundara Rajan Department of Plastic Surgery, Vijaya Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18203/2349-2902.isj20191292

Keywords:

Parotid, Oncocytoma, Rare salivary gland tumor

Abstract

Parotid oncocytoma presents in less than 1% of salivary gland tumors. Therefore, there are only very few reported cases in literature. This tumor is often diagnosed in elderly age group. It is often misdiagnosed clinically as pleomorphic adenoma, hemangioma or Warthin’s tumor. CT imaging usually shows an enhancing lobulated mass; however, it cannot exactly diagnose oncocytoma. It can be confirmed only by histopathological examination. This case report is of an Indian female of 66 years with parotid swelling who underwent total conservative parotidectomy. Post operatively, patient has no residual disease and complications.

Author Biographies

Jeevan G. Sanjive, Department of General Surgery, Vijaya Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Registrar - General & Surgical Gastroenterology

N. S. Reddy, Department of ENT, Vijaya Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Senior Consultant

Department of ENT/Head & Neck Surgery

V. Soundara Rajan, Department of Plastic Surgery, Vijaya Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Senior Consultant
Department of Plastic Surgery

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2019-03-26

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