accessory parotid gland

ac·ces·so·ry pa·rot·id gland

[TA]
an occasional islet of parotid tissue separate from the mass of the gland, lying anteriorly just above the commencement of the parotid duct.

ac·ces·so·ry pa·rot·id gland

(ak-sesŏr-ē pă-rotid gland) [TA]
Occasional islet of parotid tissue separate from the mass of the gland, lying anteriorly just above the commencement of the parotid duct.
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7 cm, was located in the cheek fat pad, and was associated with a possible accessory parotid gland (figure 1).
Intraoperatively, the accessory parotid gland tumor was mobilized via a standard parotidectomy approach.
This report presents a case of congenital sialoblastoma of the accessory parotid gland.
A diagnosis of congenital sialoblastoma of the accessory parotid gland was then made (Figs 1 - 3).
The author reports a case of congenital fistula from an accessory parotid gland and describes its diagnosis and treatment.
Congenital salivary fistulas are uncommon; those that arise from an accessory parotid gland are even more rare.
An 85-year-old man presented with a persistent right accessory parotid gland carcinoma after surgical resection and radiotherapy (figure 1).
In contrast to the predominant serous composition of the main parotid gland, the accessory parotid gland is made up of a fairly equal percentage of mucinous and serous acinar units, as is the submandibular gland.
5-cm pleomorphic adenoma of an accessory parotid gland with an intact capsule.
The accessory parotid gland is located approximately 6 mm anterior to the main parotid gland, between the skin and the masseter muscle along an imaginary line that extends from the tragus to a point midway between the ala of the nose and the vermilion border of the lip.
The rate of malignancy for tumors in the main parotid gland is higher than for tumors in the accessory parotid gland.
Based on a source cited in this month's Head and Neck Clinic, by Osborne et al, accessory parotid glands are found in approximately what percentage of the population?