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Revista de Cirurgia e Traumatologia Buco-maxilo-facial

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MANDARINO, Sydney de Castro Alves; GUIMARAES, Marco Aurélio de Almeida  e  COUTINHO, Michelle Alonso. Lipoma in the parotid region - case report. Rev. cir. traumatol. buco-maxilo-fac. [online]. 2014, vol.14, n.3, pp. 33-38. ISSN 1808-5210.

Introduction: Lipoma is one of the most common benign tumors of mesenchymal origin and consists of fat. Are rarely found in the head and neck, especially in the parotid region. Objective: To report a case of a patient with a lipoma in the right parotid region. Case report: Patient A.S.L., female, melanoderma, 32-year-old, sought to dental care referring to the volume increase in the right parotid region. On clinical examination we observed a mass of soft consistency and smooth-surface with about 3 centimeters in diameter and no complaints of pain by the patient. The CT scan was observed circumscribed radiolucent image next to the right zygomatic arch and upper lobe of parotid gland. The patient was advised to diagnostic biopsy. The surgical procedure was performed under general anesthesia and through pre-auricular access, the histodiferenpathological report confirmed the hypothesis. New surgical intervention was not necessary as the excisional biopsy was performed. Conclusion: As the clinical diagnosis of lipoma cases are easy to perform given its specific characteristics and aid of imaging exams, excisional biopsy becomes final and effective treatment, the material was sent to the clinical laboratory only corroboration of the diagnosis.

Palavras-chave : Lipoma; Parotid Gland; Biopsy; Pathology..

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