Accessory parotid gland

Case contributed by Dr Varun Babu

Presentation

Incidental detection.

Patient Data

Age: 65 years
Gender: Male
MRI

Presence of normal parotid parenchyma along the course of main parotid duct on both sides, asymmetrcially bulkier on the right.  No underlying lesions or stones. 

Case Discussion

Any disorder affecting the main parotid gland can affect the accessory parotid gland. It is usually seen along the superior margin of Stenson duct and may or may not be contiguous with the main gland. 

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Case information

rID: 57479
Published: 31st Dec 2017
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Vivid Diagnostic Centre

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