Received: September 21, 2011
Accepted: November 19, 2011
Ref: Kumar M, Bylappa K. Pedunculated parotid oncocytoma in submandibular region. Internet J Med Update. 2012 Jul;7(2):58-59.
PEDUNCULATED PAROTID ONCOCYTOMA IN SUBMANDIBULAR REGION
Murthy Kumar V* MS and Kiran Bylappa** MS
*Associate Professor, Department of General Surgery; **Assistant Professor, Department of Otorhinolaryngology; Sapthagiri Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
(Corresponding Author: Dr. Murthy Kumar V, #525, Tank Road, Doddballapur, Bangalore Rural District -560037, Karnataka, India; Cell: +919845061813; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Oncocytoma of the parotid is a very uncommon benign tumour accounting for 1% of benign tumours of the parotid. Clinically these swellings cannot be distinguished from other tumours and diagnosis is mainly by histopathological examination. All the reported cases arose from the superficial lobe of the parotid. This is a rare case of a pedunculated parotid tumour presenting as a swelling in the submandibular region.
KEY WORDS: Oncocytoma; Parotid gland; Excision