Lipoma of the parotid gland - Case report

K. C. Tsai, F. P. Lee

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A lipoma is rarely observed in the parotid gland. It occurs in 0.5% to 1.2% of all parotid tumors. Because of its rarity, it is difficult to diagnose in an initial patient visit. We present a case of a 43-year-old man whose chief complaint was a right side infra-auricular mass which grew slowly over 2 years. After surgical removal, the pathology revealed it to be a parotid lipoma. No evidence of recurrence was found after 15 months of follow-up.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)489-492
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Taiwan Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1999


  • Lipoma
  • Parotid gland

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology


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