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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A case of myoepithelioma arising in an accessory parotid gland.
Accessory parotid gland tumors are clinically rare, and their management remains unclear.
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).
Along the course of the Stensen's duct lies an accessory parotid gland (Rahmathulla, 1973; Peterson et al.
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.
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).
5-cm pleomorphic adenoma of an accessory parotid gland with an intact capsule.
The rate of malignancy for tumors in the main parotid gland is higher than for tumors in the accessory parotid gland.