Yonsei Med J.  2002 Aug;43(4):536-538. 10.3349/ymj.2002.43.4.536.

Lymphadenoma Arising in the Parotid Gland: A Case Report

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  • 1Department of Pathology, Dankook University College of Medicine, Cheonan, Korea. Jaihyang@yahoo.co.kr

Abstract

We report a case of lymphadenoma arising in the parotid gland. A 53-year-old female patient presented with a mass in the parotid gland. Grossly, it was a well-demarcated solid mass measuring 3 cm in diameter. Microscopic examination revealed many cysts or duct-like structures in the background of the prominent lymphoid stroma, confirming a diagnosis of lymphadenoma. This particular case was thought to have arisen from an intraparotid lymph node. Lymphadenoma is a rare benign neoplasm of the salivary gland with partial resemblance to other salivary gland tumors, such as Warthin's tumor, cystadenoma, sebaceous lymphadenoma or mucoepidermoid carcinoma. Therefore proper recognition of this rare entity is warranted to avoid confusion in the diagnosis.

Keyword

Adenoma; lymphoid tissue; salivary glands; diagnosis

MeSH Terms

Adenolymphoma/*pathology
Case Report
Female
Human
Middle Age
Salivary Gland Neoplasms/*pathology
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