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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Hashimoto, "Epithelioid myoepithelioma of the accessory parotid gland: pathological and magnetic resonance imaging findings," Case Reports in Oncology, vol.
A case of myoepithelioma arising in an accessory parotid gland. J Laryngol Otol 2002;116(6):474-6.
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).
The human accessory parotid gland: its incidence, nature, and significance.
It measured 1 x 0.6 x 0.7 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.
An 85-year-old man presented with a persistent right accessory parotid gland carcinoma after surgical resection and radiotherapy (figure 1).
In the accessory parotid gland, the zygomatic and buccal rami run superficial to the gland.
The rate of malignancy for tumors in the main parotid gland is higher than for tumors in the accessory parotid gland.