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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 308-311
Venolymphatic vascular malformation of the parotid gland extending into the parapharyngeal space: A rare presentation


1 Department of Pathology, Dr. R. N. Cooper Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of ENT, Dr. R. N. Cooper Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Richa D Patel
Department of Pathology, Dr. R. N. Cooper Hospital, Mumbai - 400 056, Maharashtra
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0973-029X.185917

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Vascular malformations (VMs) are structural malformations of vascular development causing soft tissue abnormality with functional and esthetic impairment. They are named by their predominant vessel type as arterial, venous, lymphatic or mixed types. VMs of the parotid gland are extremely rare and constitute a distinct entity of parotid pathology that requires specific diagnostic tools and management. Till 2013, only fifty cases of VMs of the parotid have been described in the literature. We present a case of a venolymphatic malformation of the parotid gland extending into the parapharyngeal space in a 21-year-old male who presented with a swelling on the left side of the face extending into the neck. Diagnosis was suggested by ultrasonography and computed tomography scan and was confirmed by magnetic resonance imaging examination. Complete surgical excision of the lesion was done with a favorable outcome. Diagnosis was confirmed based on histopathology and immunohistochemical studies.


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